ANYANG, South Korea—”Stunning and beautiful,” was how Hui-Cheol Mum, vice president of Dongwoo Fine-Chem, a global leader in IT materials industry, described Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company’s presentation of classical Chinese dance and music at the Anyang Arts Center on March 4. Mr. Mum said, “[Shen Yun] adopts different performing techniques in portraying the glory of the ancient and modern Chinese history. I was very impressed by the performance.”
“The tumbling and difficult [dance] techniques were superb. The female dancers performed like angels. It was so beautiful and so touching. … The rhythmic dancing by these young female performers was absolutely beautiful. I would like to recommend Shen Yun to everyone I know,” he said.
Classical Chinese dance, which has a history of thousands of years, incorporates the profound aspects from every era and dynasty of ancient China. It is a complete system of dance that embodies traditional principles, unique dance movements, and inner meaning.
Mr. Mum enjoyed all the programs, saying, “It was breathtaking.”
He also enjoyed Shen Yun’s animated backdrops. “The backdrop with computer animation was also done with perfection. It was simply very impressive.”
“From now on, whenever the word ‘Shen Yun’ comes up, the images of today’s show will definitely pop up in my mind. The magnificent performance that I have witnessed today will be in my mind forever, taking a permanent place in my memory.
“I think this is an excellent show for people to deeply understand traditional Chinese culture and other valuable information. So anyone who misses the show this year, don’t miss it next time. Don’t miss it next year.”
The final performance of Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company in South Korea at the Anyang Arts Center, on March 4, was a sold-out show, with theatergoers finding it hard to get tickets.
Mr. Zhongxiu Zheng, curator of the National Palace Museum of Korea, highly praised Shen Yun’s high-tech dynamic backdrops. He said, “It’s really great and fantastic!”
According to Shen Yun’s website; “The backdrops are magical windows to completely different realms. From vast open grasslands in one dance to the stately elegance of Tang Dynasty pavilions in another; from dusty yellow battlegrounds to tropical beaches to Himalayan peaks to picturesque scenery of the Yellow River Delta—the digital projection infinitely expands and transforms the stage.”
Mr. Zheng said that Chinese movies and art troupes were usually overstated and exaggerated, “however, the performances of Shen Yun display the world of imagination as a very realistic one, and its figures on the backdrops even looked like they really jumped onto the stage.”
Admiring the lotus flower’s characteristic of growing in the mud, yet never being contaminated by it, and floating on the water, yet never dancing with it, most Koreans enjoy going to lotus-ponds to see lotus flowers when they are in full bloom. With lotus flowers currently in season, Shen Yun’s program Lotus Leaves left a deep impression on Mr. Zheng, he said.
As well as Lotus Leaves, Snowflakes Welcoming Spring was also a favorite. In addition, he said he was also impressed by the dances depicting the lives of ethnic Chinese minorities.
In conclusion, Mr. Zheng said that the Chinese classical dance also left him deeply impressed.
Reporting by Yu-Jeong Li & Frank Fang and Yuzhen Li & Joseph Wu.
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 now continue to top venues in Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand.
For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org.
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