‘It’s a feeling of joy and lightness’

“I love how elegant the dance is and how effortless they make it look. For me it’s a feeling of joy and lightness.”

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“It provokes philosophical thoughts about life and the meaning of life and simplicity, and it just takes us back to some Chinese traditions and philosophies. I think that’s really an amazing experience for both of us to be acquainted with or reacquainted with.”

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“I was amazed by all the different instruments … and I didn’t know that a simplistic two-string instrument [the erhu] could provoke so much emotion and so much range of sound. It’s very relaxing. Very, very soothing for me.”

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“[The backdrop] is very joyful and soothing. There’s this element of fantasy. I think we deserve nowadays to be brought back to simpler times that were so fantastic and so dreamy-like.”

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“There are various acts that transport you back. I like the dance with the yellow flower fans. It’s very graceful, very beautiful, very feminine. So for me it brings out the joy of being a woman, and it’s graceful, which deep inside is what I feel.

“And through the hard times that we live in nowadays, it’s just nice to look at some things that are so delicate and know that a whole bunch of people can collaborate together and form a very delicate dance that is soothing and appealing to watch.”

Gisele Seto, writer, yoga instructor
Montreal, Canada
Shen Yun World Company
January 13, 2017