HOUSTON—Witnessing Shen Yun Performing Arts’ revival of the divine Chinese culture may well become a family tradition for Juan Carlos Perez, a Hewlett Packard executive.
“We’ve been telling all our friends that we are absolutely in love with Shen Yun,” Mr. Perez said of the New York-based company.
Mr. Perez attended the performance with his family at the Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston, Dec. 23.
“I thought it was wonderful—it was beautiful,” he said. “There’s a lot to digest … beautiful messages rooted in Chinese tradition.”
Principles like benevolence and justice, propriety and wisdom, come through the art forms like classical Chinese dance. As an art form tempered over thousands of years, classical Chinese dance contains the deep cultural traditions.
It also allows for richly expressive movements “such that the personalities and feelings of characters can be portrayed with unparalleled clarity,” according to Shen Yun’s website.
“It is therefore capable of depicting scenes from any time period, whether ancient or modern, Eastern or Western, in a strikingly vivid way,” the website adds.
Shen Yun, Mr. Perez said, mixed the messages of “compassion and 5,000 years of culture” with a contemporary digital backdrop to create something new and wonderful.
“Next year, we’re bringing the kids,” he said. “This is something they have to see, and I think this is going to become a family tradition to come see it every year.”
Reporting by NTD Television and Catherine Yang
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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