Entertainment Graphic Designer: ‘It’s a Wonderful Thing’ Shen Yun is Doing

“It was fantastic. I think it’s very important for people to see traditional Chinese dance and music. I was especially interested to hear that so many of the acrobatics moves come from Chinese traditional dance, and are thousands of years old, and are not borrowed from modern gymnastics or acrobatics.” 
 

“The set design was very nice, and it was a lot of fun to see the actors integrate with the projected video on the stage. It made for a very interesting performance.”
 

“It was all very beautiful, and I appreciated seeing traditional costumes.”
 

“The music, the singing, and the dancing all together were all very, very enjoyable … I feel uplifted. I feel happy.”
 

“It was an enjoyment and delight at seeing a great performance. It was also very interesting because it was not what I expected. I expected a performance from people from mainland China, and I’m sorry to hear that such a beautiful [performance] like that can’t be performed in China. I think that’s a real shame.”
 

“I’m just very, very happy … I hope [the artists] are doing well, because I think it’s a wonderful thing that they’re doing.” 

David Watkinson , film & television graphic designer
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, United States
Shen Yun International Company
April 29, 2017