TAIPEI, Taiwan—This is Shen Yun Performing Arts sixth year in Taipei. Based in New York, Shen Yun Performing Arts was established in 2006 with the mission of reviving 5,000 years of divinely inspired Chinese culture.
A matinee performance was held on March 21 at the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall and was crowded with Shen Yun fans. At intermission, the President of the Taiwan New Japanese Dance Association, Ms. Shao Hsin-Ju, said she was impressed with Shen Yun’s dance artists and their ability to stay perfectly synchronized in their large group dances. “To dance as a group, the artists do not try to compete or stand out. Shen Yun achieves this,” she said.
“Nowadays dancing is all about personal performance and credit. Many dance groups focus on individuals because it is much harder to perform as a group. [In Shen Yun] there is not just one dancer in the lead; everybody needs to be good. I can see that Shen Yun’s artists worked very well on this aspect.”
She also mentioned that the artists basic skills are all very solid.
Ms. Shao specializes in Japanese folk dance, choreography, stage tools and designs, and has been trained in Japanese style makeup.
Reporting by Geng Yu-Hsien and Lin Hsin-Yi.
Shen Yun Performing Arts, based in New York, tours the world on a mission to revive traditional Chinese culture. Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company will perform in seven cities in Taiwan until April 8 and then continue to top venues in Australia and New Zealand.
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