MONTREAL, Canada—Professor Federico Pasin came to see Shen Yun Performing Arts at Place des Arts on Saturday night and was fascinated by the dancers’ ability to depict a wide range of emotions.
“You have many emotions during the shows–some dancers feel at peace, others are really happy, others are threatened, and I think that’s a very interesting part of the dancers. They are really good at transferring their emotions to the public. That makes it really interesting,” he said.
Mr. Pasin is a professor in the Department of Logistics and Operations Management at HEC Montreal, an internationally renowned management education and research school belonging to the Université of Montreal. He also serves as secretary general on the school’s executive committee, as well as director of international activities.
“There are many aspects for your ears, many aspects for your eyes,” said Mr. Pasin in describing the colourful performance.
Shen Yun is the world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company bringing to the stage the glorious history of China, a 5,000 year old civilization rich in cultural and spiritual traditions, believed by the ancients to have been divinely inspired.
“There are many short stories and it’s really interesting. It changes from a story from a certain place of China to another one. You learn about the culture and it’s quite exciting,” said Mr. Pasin.
The professor has a deep appreciation for Chinese culture.
“I know the spiritual aspect is really important for many Chinese and I think that we feel it in the dance. That makes the dance really interesting,” he said.
Mr. Pasin was also fascinated by the dancers’ interaction with the animated backdrop, which came to life to extend the stage into another world.
“It’s interesting to see the mix between the dance and the screen. I liked it very much.”
Reporting by Donna He and Madalina Hubert
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform around the world. The Shen Yun International Company will perform in Montreal until Sunday before continuing on to Quebec City. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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