Former Figure Skater: ‘If you had to choose one show to attend, this is the one!’

“It was just magnificent. I have a very specific eye for choreography and movement, being an ex-figure skater, so I appreciate the choreography and the dance. It’s just magnificent, just magnificent. I’m also a seamstress so I do a lot of costume design. I can appreciate how lovely the costumes are, the beautiful colours, the silky fabrics. Everything is just so perfect.”

“The dancers I’m sure they have thousands of hours of practice. Everything is so well synchronized. It’s actually perfectly synchronized movement and music, even the head positions, the hand positions, the ribbons, the props they use—everything is just perfect. And the men are as marvellous dancers as the women. They both are just so good.”

“I was quite impressed with the dance the ladies had when they had the long sleeves that looked like ribbons. The control they have on such length of fabric to bring it back—to me, that’s just very exciting.”

“It is [my first time seeing Shen Yun,] but it won’t be the last.”

“If you had to choose one concert or one show to attend, this is the one! This is the one, because it is totally different from anything else. It’s unique.”

 

Dyann Goyette, seamstress-tailor and sewing instructor, former figure skater
National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Canada
Shen Yun New York Company
December 28, 2018