LOS ANGELES—Designer Marek Buchwald attended Shen Yun Performing Arts’ show with his wife Hannah, May 22.
Mr. Buchwald is an accomplished artist and designer. He has worked with well-known studios including Disney and Dreamworks.
As an expert in the field, Mr. Buchwald paid particular attention to the show’s design.
“It’s superb,” he said, “very subtle, beautiful color choices … seamlessly interwoven. That’s exciting to see.”
Established in 2006, Shen Yun is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing China’s 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture to life through the performing arts. Having reached millions of people across nearly 20 countries and 100 cities, Shen Yun is widely regarded as a global phenomenon.
Mr. Buchwald appeared to enjoy many aspects of the performance.
“The dancing is beautiful, it’s effortless, so graceful,” said Mr. Buchwald. “[The] music of course is superb, very enjoyable.”
According to the Shen Yun website, “A Shen Yun performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops—together creating one spectacular performance.”
One of the show’s stories entitled The Steadfast Lotus deeply resonated with Mr. Buchwald.
For Mr. Buchwald, the lotus “personifies the blossoming of the soul, the individual.”
“Pure spiritual aspiration,” he added.
Mrs. Buchwald seemed to enjoy the show as much as her husband.
“The dancing is beautiful, the dancers are so well trained,” she said.
As the website states, “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.”
Like her husband, Mrs. Buchwald seemed to also find in Shen Yun something that resonated deeply.
“It’s very universal,” said Mrs. Buchwald. “Compassion is universal.”
Shen Yun’s New York Company will perform its final show at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, March 23, before moving on to Santa Barbara.
Reporting by Albert Roman and Morgan Bradley
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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