NEW YORK—Babbie Lovett, a model and fashion show producer, said Shen Yun Performing Arts was the most aesthetic production she has ever been to.
“I have come from a most delightful afternoon,” she said after watching the sold out performance at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on April 21. “I have never seen such beautiful costumes. I don’t think I have ever seen a more beautiful production.”
The New York-based company’s dancers are adorned with handmade, colorful costumes.
According to Shen Yun’s website: “Every costume in a Shen Yun performance is presented with brilliant colors, displaying a splendid spectacle—from the Tang Dynasty’s ‘Raiment of Rainbows and Feathers’ to imperial dragon robes, phoenix coronets, and cloud capes, from the civil official’s headdress and robes to the warrior’s helmet and armor, and from the traditional rightward cross-collared Han clothing to the ethnic attire of the Manchurian, Tibetan, Dai, Mongol, and Uyghur ethnic groups.”
Ms. Lovett knows a lot about costumes and design—her personal wardrobe includes more than 3,000 garments from multiple decades. Part of her wardrobe was recently moved to a warehouse. Ms. Lovett uses her collection to produce historical fashion shows for charities.
She is also involved in the arts community, which includes serving on the board of directors for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Lovett said that along with the costumes and other visual elements, she also appreciated the choreography and the pace of the production, as well as the Masters of Ceremonies, who come on stage between each dance piece to offer a little insight into the next performance.
“I loved everything about it,” she said.
“I am amazed at the grace and the costumes—the way they all flow together,” she added. “It was a beautiful performance.”
Reporting by NTD Television and Ryan Jeffries.
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org.
The Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time. We have proudly covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.