LONDON—Shen Yun Performing Arts, acclaimed as the world's premier classical Chinese dance and music company, gave its last 2011 show in London on April 10 to a delighted audience.
At the core of New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts is classical Chinese dance, through which the 5,000 years of Chinese culture can be expressed. Members of the audience broke out in spontaneous applause at some of the dancers' acrobatic moves.
Dr. Ahkye Wong came to see the show with his wife and two daughters. "I enjoyed the whole lot," he said. Speaking of the two-stringed erhu performance he said, "That was amazing."
His daughters said the show made them proud of their heritage: "A lot of the culture in China is forgotten as it's a fast developing country. This show brings it to life." Mrs. Wong also highly praised the show. "It was a privilege to be here today," she said.
Ken Newmarch, a stockbroker, came to the show after a Chinese person he met on a train recommended it to him. "It’s been excellent," he said, "excellent. I think that’s the only way you can describe it."
"There is so much action you don’t know where to look! … Everything is a treat. You look at one thing and before you can turn something else has come on and is happening. You can’t keep your eyes on just one performer, you are mesmerised by the whole act."
Speaking of the opening act he said, "The drumming, I thought, was very precise—the movement of the girls when they were turning around and hitting the drum—I thought that was brilliant."
"The dance has been absolutely fantastic, … The amount of movement has been absolutely fantastic," he added.
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company will next perform in The Hague, Netherlands, at the Lucent Danstheater, on April 12 and 14. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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