DAEJEON, South Korea—On March 1, Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company presented its second show in Daejeon at the Jeongsimhwa International Cultural Center. The popular New York-based classical Chinese dance and music company attracted many celebrities from local political and social circles. Among those who marveled at the show was Mr. Kim Jong Bae, Director of Educational Training, Ministry of Education. He said, “It’s great to provide us with such an exquisite performance.”
Accompanied by two major-generals, it was Mr. Kim’s first time seeing Shen Yun. He especially praised Shen Yun’s performance of classical dance, saying: “This is my very first time to appreciate the show today, and I was fascinated by the classical dance very much. … Overall, the classical dances were performed very exquisitely, and the costumes were very colorful.”
Amazed by the perfect synchronization of Shen Yun’s state-of-the-art backdrops with the performers on stage, Mr. Kim said, “It was my first time to see such backdrops, and I felt that they were very creative and special.”
He also said that he was deeply impressed with the programs depicting repression of faith in modern-day China. He said, “The scene depicting Falun Gong practitioners’ situation was indeed marvelous, and it was easy for the audience members to understand.”
Falun Gong is a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline that is being severely persecuted in China today.
Before leaving, he especially wanted to express his appreciation to Shen Yun for its spectacular performance. He said, “I am grateful to Shen Yun Performing Arts for providing us with such an unforgettable show.”
Reporting by Lee Mi Kyung & Billy Shyu
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 various cities in Korea until March 4 and then continue to top venues in Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand.
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