CHARLESTON, W.Va.—A young dancer said seeing Shen Yun March 12 strengthened her devotion to the art form. “I just hope and pray every moment that I can do what they’re doing onstage. I love it,” said Ms. Brynn Swain, member of the River City Youth Ballet Ensemble, the official youth ballet for West Virginia.
She was emotionally touched by the performance. “All of it together was just absolutely magnificent. I loved it. I cried a little. It just brought so many emotions. It was absolutely amazing. Throughout, the show kept me on the edge of my seat,” said Ms. Swain.
When she heard of Shen Yun, Ms. Swain told herself, “I have to go see this show.” She said, “The reason I came here was because I just wanted to see how beautiful it is, because I heard things about it, and they said it was really good.”
According to the Shen Yun website, “Classical Chinese dance is a culture left to us by the ancients who came before us; its beauty should be riches shared by all of humanity; its purity should not be contaminated. Shen Yun Performing Arts’ dance style is built upon classical Chinese dance as a foundation, while also maintaining a number of ethnic and folk dances. This combination embodies Chinese people’s aestheticism and ethnic character.”
All she saw and heard confirmed that Shen Yun “was just beautiful. The technique and the timing were beautiful.”
Speaking of the Shen Yun Orchestra, she said, “The music was amazing.”
The main thing she felt was joy.
“I felt happy the entire time, just watching these people perform.”
She will tell those she associates with that the show “was absolutely amazing, magnificent.”
Reporting by NTD Television and Heide B. Malhotra
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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