Executive: Shen Yun Opens Door to Traditional China

April 9, 2014 5:47 am Last Updated: April 19, 2014 6:30 am

BRUSSELS—Director of Corporate and External Relations, Kerstin Born-Sirkel, said she hadn’t seen a performance of such high quality for a long time. She saw New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts at the National Theatre April 6..

“I was told that this is the performance about the true Chinese culture, therefore I came,” she said. “I was totally impressed. For a long time, I haven’t seen such good quality.

She found beauty in the artist’s pride in their culture. “I think I am rather touched by the pride. It was good. It was rich in the show.”

Ms. Born-Sirkel also admired the musical fusion of the Shen Yun Orchestra, saying, “they build a bridge.”

“Ancient instruments like the two-stringed erhu, the plucked pipa, and a range of Chinese percussion instruments lead the melody on top of a full Western orchestra—strings, woodwinds, and brass—creating a refreshing, new sound,” according to the program book.

Speaking of the colorful legends, myths, and history adapted into dance, Ms. Born-Sirkel said the Shen Yun performance “was just fantastic.”

“What I particularly liked was that it opens the door to the traditional China. Because I don’t know a lot about [China], I am trying to understand it better. People I met told me I needed to come. So I came and I loved it. It was really being great. “

Reporting by Mary Mann and Raiatea Tahana-Reese

New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit Shen Yun Performing Arts

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