PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Laura D’Angelo, a business manager and former dancer, praised the choreography, music, skillful dancing, and the overall display of Shen Yun Performing Arts.
She attended a Shen Yun performance at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Feb. 23. Ms. D’Angelo described her impression: “It was outstanding. It was very beautiful. The performers were just phenomenal, whether it was the musicians or the dancers. It was very colorful, beautifully choreographed, just exquisitely danced.”
“It’s beautiful Chinese art at it’s optimal level,” she said.
The New York-based company’s mission is to revive 5,000 years of Chinese culture through the form of classical Chinese dance. The Shen Yun website explains that part of its mission is to particularly revive the “spirituality that was part of China’s divinely inspired culture.”
It does include some Western culture as well—the orchestra, which combines the beauty and distinctiveness of Chinese sounds with the power and precision of a Western orchestra.
Ms. D’Angelo had high praise for the Shen Yun Performing Arts Orchestra: “Coming for the orchestra would have been an evening in and of itself, so to have both of them [the dance and the music] combined was outstanding.”
Another unique aspect of Shen Yun is its use of a state-of-the-art digital animated backdrop. Ms. D’Angelo said: “The interface with the backdrop was very well-done.”
“Outstanding, really highly recommend it,” she said of the performance.
Reporting by NTD Television and Tara MacIsaac
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit Shen Yun Performing Arts.
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