INDIANAPOLIS–”Very, very beautiful,” said Wahida Saeedi after seeing Shen Yun Performing Arts with her daughter on January 17.
New York-based Shen Yun has four touring companies that travel the world simultaneously bringing forth its mission to revitalize traditional Chinese culture. It was Shen Yun’s second of three performances at Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University.
Wahida Saeedi is a finance manager and analyst at Roche Diagnostics. “It was very very beautiful, very incredible,” she said. “My daughter and I are here and enjoying it immensely!”
For many people, Shen Yun is an introduction to traditional Chinese culture as well as classical Chinese dance. Wahida Saeedi and her daughter had never experienced Chinese dance before.
Shen Yun travels the world showcasing the beauty and gracefulness of classical Chinese dance as well as its highly challenging techniques such as flips and tumbles, while conveying essential traditional themes such as spiritual faith and courage, the triumph of good over evil, and humankind’ search for the meaning of life.
“I think [in regards to] the culture, definitely you see the peace, the peacefulness and just like harmony,” expressed Ms. Saeedi. “It’s just very, very good! The piece that surprised me was that they talked about certain pieces aren’t allowed to be shown in China, I was surprised to hear that.”
An important component of classical Chinese dance is its attention to a dancer’s inner spirit and his or her ability to convey deep emotional expressions.
Each year Shen Yun presents an entirely new production with orchestral accompaniment.
“It’s exquisite,” continued Ms. Saeedi. “Very, very well-done ,the choreography is beautiful completely in sync, so they’ve done a remarkable job!”
Reporting by NTD Television and Paul Darin
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org.
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