Shen Yun

Fashion Designer Inspired by Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra

BY Epoch Times Staff TIMEOctober 19, 2013 PRINT

COSTA MESA, Calif.—The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra concert was an uplifting experience for fashion designer Alexandre Dorriz, who says he takes inspiration from music for his designs.

“Coming from a visual background, music is my muse. I listen to music to be inspired, and it was inspiring,” Mr. Dorriz said.

“It’s uplifting, it puts you into flow, puts you into a trance.”

This was especially so watching the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra live, with its masterful blend of ancient Chinese instruments with a full Western symphony orchestra.

“It’s just a very different experience to see the music in the making for me. Being made in the present moment instead of listening to it while I’m working … it’s just a beautiful experience and I loved it so much,” he said.

In creating original compositions, Shen Yun composers draw upon China’s five-thousand-year-old history to make their creations. Besides performing its original pieces, the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra also performs a few classical Western masterpieces from the likes of Beethoven.

“I just loved how it became eclectic. Had some Western performance pieces and also some Eastern pieces. Many of these pieces were very inspiring for me,” Mr. Dorriz said.

“I thought it was beautiful.”

Reporting by NTD Television

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra is on a seven-city tour with performances in Washington, D.C.; New York; Boston; Houston; Dallas; Los Angeles; and San Francisco, from Sept. 27–Oct. 22. For more information, visit

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