Famous Painter: Shen Yun ‘Just Like Heaven on Earth’

January 30, 2014 Updated: January 30, 2014

TOKYO—The New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company presented its 2014 premiere at New National Theatre Tokyo with repeated curtain calls and tumultuous applause on the evening of Jan. 29. The famous Taiwanese painter residing in Japan Ms. Ikei Ii praised the performance after seeing Shen Yun show for the fifth time along with her friends.

Marveling at the magnificent high-tech animated digital backdrops with green willows and colorful flowers, Ms. Ikei said, “The elegant and graceful dances along with the harmonious music made the audience have a miraculous feeling that the willow twigs were moved to dance along with the breeze.”

She continued, “What is behind the overall spectacular show with its exquisiteness and gracefulness is the 5,000 years of the divinely inspired traditional Chinese culture, which can really resonate with audience members.”

“Shen Yun Performing Arts’ perfect performance is just like heaven on earth. It’s the top performance in the world and that makes it so popular.”

Ms. Ikei Ii is the recipient of the Japanese International Culture Medal of Honor and the Foreign Minister Award. In addition, she has won a gold medal from the Art Maison Selection Committee by Museo Nacional Del Prado.

Ms. Ikei happens to be an artist specialized in painting horses, and since the Year of the Horse is fast approaching, she is also the painter for voltive tablets (Ema) at the Toshogu Shrine, part of the “Shrines and Temples of Nikk,” a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Reporting by Zhang Benzhen and Bill Xu

Original Chinese article.

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