LAS VEGAS—“Extraordinary performance,” said retired actuary Norm Abazoris, a member of the audience for Shen Yun Performing Arts’ opening night in Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 21. “Very colorful.”
Mr. Abazoris is currently the chairman and president of the Family Charitable Foundation.
According to Shen Yun’s website, “For 5,000 years divine culture flourished in the land of China. Humanity’s treasure was nearly lost, but through breathtaking music and dance, Shen Yun is bringing back this glorious culture.”
Mr. Abazoris appreciated the unique characteristics of each Shen Yun dance and enjoyed the special props used by the dancers, such as chopsticks, drums, and lanterns.
The New York-based company’s website says, “China’s deep cultural traditions are contained in classical Chinese dance, allowing its movements to be richly expressive, such that the personalities and feelings of characters can be portrayed with unparalleled clarity. It is therefore capable of depicting scenes from any time period, whether ancient or modern, Eastern or Western, in a strikingly vivid way.”
The dances are accompanied by a live orchestra, which “combines the spirit, beauty, and distinctiveness of Chinese music with the precision, power, and grandeur of the Western symphony orchestra,” according to the website.
Mr. Abazoris was touched by the spiritual nature of China’s divine culture expressed through Shen Yun, saying it was “very uplifting.”
Reporting by Yaning Liu and Sarah Le
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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