PHILADELPHIA—Shen Yun Performing Arts gave theatergoers a glimpse of traditional Chinese culture at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia on Friday night.
“The visual is very good, bright,” Ms. Levinthal added.
Each Shen Yun dance features elaborate costumes designed to give “an authentic presentation of the attire that comes from China’s divinely inspired traditional culture,” according to the company’s website. On stage, dynasties from 5,000 years of Chinese history, and various Chinese ethnic groups including Tibetans, Mongolians, and others, come alive.
“The costume and movements were really pretty phenomenal,” Ms. Levinthal said.
Shen Yun uses classical Chinese dance to convey the inner meanings of Chinese culture, the New York-based company says.
Overall, Ms. Levinthal noted that Shen Yun gives a “bit of history” that spans ancient to modern times in China.
The company says it is reviving traditional Chinese culture through the arts after much of it was destroyed under Communist Party rule.
Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org.
Shen Yun Performing Arts is performing at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia through May 5.
The Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time. We have proudly covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.
With reporting by Ivan Pentchoukov and Jack Phillips.