CHICAGO—Shen Yun Performing Arts New York company started a more than a week of performances Friday at Chicago’s Civic Opera House. Teri Latter caught the Shen Yun’s afternoon performance Sunday, April 17 at the Opera House, noted "the sheer beauty of it, the color, and the movement.”
Ms. Latter is a director of program management at Hi-Impact Marketing & Sales Solutions, Inc., a company dedicated to finding marketing solution for businesses.
For Ms. Latter, the beauty was more than just a visual experience. “I mean you just felt it. It was wonderful.”
New York-based Shen Yun showcases classical Chinese dance, a dance which requires that "the
dancer’s inner expression and feeling is integrated into the movements, according to Shen Yun's website.
Ms. Latter described one dance, “Plum Blossom,” as alive, with a sort of “fluid beauty.” The plum blossom has special significance in Chinese culture for its being resilient despite harsh weather, blooming even in snow. It is cherished in Chinese culture as a harbinger of spring.
“The way the flowers kept opening and closing—I mean, you just felt those flowers…the movement of it, the fluidity, it was always just continuing,” said Ms. Latter.
With reporting by Mike Chen and Nicholas Zifcak.
Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company will perform at Chicago's Civic Opera House through April 24. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org