Mining Company VP: ‘Everyone should see this’

April 11, 2012 Updated: August 14, 2015

EDMONTON, Canada—”Everyone should see this,” said Mr. Braucht as he emerged from the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium with his wife after taking in the Shen Yun Performing Arts on Tuesday evening.

“It is amazing, we totally enjoyed it, the precision of the dancers; I think everyone should see this,” he said.

Agreeing with her husband, Mrs. Braucht added, “it’s very powerful, very colourful, extremely beautiful and artistic.”

Mr. Braucht is the director and VP of a mining company, with operations all around the world. He said Shen Yun helped him to gain insight into the history of traditional Chinese culture.

“You get a feeling of what the Chinese people have come through to where they are today,” he said.

“I don’t know anybody’s culture that is as neat—the culture is amazing.”

New York-based Shen Yun is the world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company.

Formed in 2006, the company travels around the world, fulfilling a mission to revive 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture through the performing arts.

Mrs. Braucht said it would be impossible to pick a favourite piece in the performance as they were all “so well done.”

“I loved the artistry,” she said. “They were all very beautiful.”

Mr. Braucht was impressed with the creativity expressed through the story-based dances.

One piece entitled Lotus Leaves symbolized this creativity he said, because rather than focusing on the flower itself, the performance showed the beauty of the leaves, which support and give life to the flower.

“It’s a different way of looking at things, they have more depth in thinking than most people,” he said.

Reporting by Mei Li and Justina Wheale.

Shen Yun Performing Arts has three equally large companies touring the world. Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company will stage one more performance at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton on Wednesday Apr. 11 before moving on to perform in Regina on Apr. 13.

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