“[Shen Yun] gives you a taste of Chinese history, which is new to me,” Ms. Bergeron said. “I think it is a good introduction to Chinese culture.”
Established in 2006, the New York-based Shen Yun aims to revive 5,000 years of China’s divinely inspired culture through performing arts.
Ms. Bergeron enjoyed the beauty of the costumes, another aspect highlighting the connection between mankind and the divine.
It is said that heaven inspired the traditional Chinese attire, and that “it is this special connection that made the historical Han clothing so multifaceted and rich in design,” according to Shen Yun’s website.
Shen Yun’s dancers wear a variety of costumes, from cloud capes, water sleeves, and phoenix coronets, to ethnic attire depicting China’s many minority groups.
“It has gotten a lot of pageantry to it, beautiful, beautiful movements, and beautiful costumes,” Ms. Bergeron concluded.
Reporting by Lucas Lee and Catherine Yang
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