County Councilor: Shen Yun Ushers Culture and Arts Into a New Dimension
TAOYUAN, Taiwan—Taoyuan County Councilor Li Baifang attended Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company’s 2014 premiere in Taoyuan at Taoyuan County Performing Arts Center along with his wife on the evening of March 22. After seeing the show, he said that Shen Yun’s flawless performance has ushered culture and arts into a new dimension.
Seeing Shen Yun for the first time, he said, Shen Yun “successfully interprets the beauty of humanity. It fully demonstrates beauty, whether it is through the dancers’ body movements or the overall dance. It’s indeed wonderful.”
“Not only are music and dance seamlessly synchronized, [the performance] also blends something in traditional Chinese culture. So, it’s indeed really wonderful.”
New York-based Shen Yun brings 5,000 years of Chinese civilization to the world, through both music and dance: classically trained dancers, award-winning singers, and a full orchestra comprised of both Eastern and Western instruments.
Shen Yun is known for its classical Chinese dance, a system developed over hundreds of years, with each dynasty imbuing it with its own flavor and wisdom—the result is one of the most comprehensive and expressive dance forms in the world.
Amazed by the magnificent music played by the Shen Yun Orchestra combining Chinese and Western instruments, Li Baifang said that the harmonization of music and culture is one of Shen Yun’s most significant characteristics.
Li Baifang’s wife added that with Shen Yun promoting traditional Chinese culture, it is very meaningful for her. Speaking of the stories performed in the programs, she said, “As we are aware of these stories, we are able to truly appreciate them.”
Finally, Li Baifang concluded by saying that the entire show was perfect and that Shen Yun has ushered culture and arts into a new dimension.
Memorable for a Lifetime
The president of Takoham Culture Foundation Lin Hsin-Ta came to Taoyuan County Performing Arts Center with his wife to watch New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts. Mr. Lin believed that it had to be the best show he’s seen, “Truly remarkable! Definitely memorable for a lifetime!”
“It’s very artistic, these are not just ordinary artists. Their movements are very smooth and soft, their techniques and postures are perfect.”
The program Buddha’s Compassion Shines Forth let Mr. Lin feel hope. “It offers an encouragement and makes me feel that there is always hope in life. A man needs to do good deeds and have principles. He must know right from wrong.”
Mr. Lin is in his 70s and he said that Shen Yun was possibly the best performance he’s seen in his life and that he couldn’t understand why the communist regime would not allow it, “Shen Yun presents Chinese culture and it blows my mind that the county of its original culture should suppress it.”
This was Mr. Lin’s second time watching Shen Yun. As he stepped outside, he said with joy, “It’s definitely memorable for a lifetime. I felt the same way last time I watched the show.”
Reporting by Huang Caiwen and Bill Xu, Tsai-Wen Huang and Hsin-Yi Lin
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit Shen Yun Performing Arts.
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