Former Arts University President: Perfect Synchronization of Music and Dance

February 26, 2012 Updated: February 28, 2012
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Mr. Jang Young Mok, former president of the Daegu Arts University attends Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company's performance on Feb. 26, 2012. (Li Yuzhen/The Epoch Times)

DAEGU, South Korea—After Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company’s fourth show at the Daegu Suseong Artipia wrapped up on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 26, Mr. Jang Young Mok, former president of the Daegu Arts University, and former conductor of an orchestra, praised Shen Yun’s performance. He said: “The conductor synchronized the rhythm of the music, and the movements of dancers on stage was perfect. When looking at it from the perspective of coordination [between the orchestra and the dancers], the performance of the orchestra left nothing to be desired.”

It was Mr. Jang’s first time seeing Shen Yun. He said that the performance was remarkable. “The programs of the show illustrated the contemporary and legendary stories in the 5,000-year Chinese history, along with the music played by the live orchestra. It is indeed wonderful.”

He continued, “The show was composed of dance, vocal solos and the performance of the live orchestra. Though they seem to belong to different artistic forms on the surface, they performed together wonderfully to illustrate various historic stories. In this regard, it is very impressive, and the choreography was also great.”

“In addition, the synchronization of the dynamic backdrops and the performance on the stage was seamless, which gave the audience a kind of magical feeling. I highly acclaim these performers,” he added.

Mr. Jang also mentioned that before serving as president of the Daegu Arts University, he was once the conductor of an orchestra and a dean of the Keimyung University in Daegu. He spoke highly of the Shen Yun Orchestra’s conductor. He said: “From the perspective of arts, the performance of the orchestra was exceptionally good. I felt the conductor did a wonderful job in terms of the coordination between the music and the dances on the stage.”

He said he was deeply impressed by the program that depicted Falun Dafa practitioners’ courage and steadfast faith in their belief. He explained, “In the battle between good and evil, the good eventually overpowers the evil. The program will leave an indelible impression on the audience’s mind.”

Everyone Around the World Should See Shen Yun

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Mr. Jun Chang Gyoo, President of the Buddhist Cultural Olympiad Promotion Association attends Shen Yun Performing Arts, on Feb. 26, 2012. (Li Yuzhen/The Epoch Times)

While watching Shen Yun Performing Arts, at the Daegu Suseong Artipia, President of the Buddhist Cultural Olympiad Promotion Association, Mr. Jun Chang Gyoo, said he gave the performers many standing ovations during the show as he was deeply moved by the magnificent performance. He said, “It would be great if all people around the world could have the opportunity of see Shen Yun.”

Mr. Jun Chang Gyoo was among the many celebrities who came to see Shen Yun because of its popularity. Mr. Jun is the organizer of the Buddhist Cultural Olympiad to be held in Nepal on Nov. 5, 2012. After seeing the performance, he was very excited, and told reporters, “I gave them standing ovations many times because I was deeply moved.”

He said he really enjoyed the program How the Monkey King Came to Be, in which the Monkey King is tamed by the Goddess of Mercy. Touched by the program, Mr. Jun said that what he enlightened to was that mankind should not forsake the divine. He added that everyone should see the show. “It would be wonderful if all the people in the world could see Shen Yun,” he repeated.

He highly praised the performers for their dancing skills, saying: “It’s beyond words to express my feeling about the splendid dances, and that kind of feeling will forever remain in my mind.”

He also commended the gorgeous colors of the costumes and the digital backdrops, and described them as “fantastic.”

Reporting by Cui Shen-en & Billy Shyu and Li Yuzhen.

Shen Yun Performing Arts, based in New York, tours the world on a mission to revive traditional Chinese culture. Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company will perform in various cities in Korea until March 4 and then continue to top venues in Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand.

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