GOYANG, South Korea—The U.S.-based Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company presented its 2011 premiere show in Goyang on Jan. 29. In Goyang Arum Nuri, the most famous performing arts center in South Korea, Shen Yun demonstrated the essence of the magnificent ancient Chinese culture, which attracted the elite from Goyang and Seoul areas to attend the performance. It was hard to get a ticket due to Shen Yun’s popularity.
After the performance, Dr. Koo Joong-Seu, Chairman of the Writers Association of Korea and literary critic, said with feeling, "The performance seems to contain deep meaning and power in literature, art and religion. Nowadays, with the Chinese Communist Party’s dictatorship, there is no freedom of belief and freedom of speech (in China), and human rights are also a serious problem there. This show tells people that only after China undertakes cultural reform and improves its human rights situation, can it really become a developed country."
He praised the show for its artistic value and meaning. He said, "The show had a superb artistic value, and it was unique to perform based on traditional (Chinese) legends. The way the show combined folklore, legends, arts and classical dance, it was indeed marvelous.”
Impressed by the Shen Yun Performing Arts Orchestra’s blending of Chinese and Western instruments, Dr. Koo said, "I felt the perfect harmonization of the music played by Western instruments and traditional Chinese instruments was incredible. It was indeed very innovative."
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