MINNEAPOLIS—”Wonderful! Everything is so interesting and wonderful, very different from anything I’ve seen,” said Ms. Holly Slocum. The consulting firm owner highly praised Shen Yun Performing Arts after it graced the stage at the Orpheum Theatre, Saturday evening on March 10.
New York-based Shen Yun tours the world, reviving 5,000 years of divinely inspired Chinese culture through classical Chinese dance, original orchestral music and award winning vocalists, according to the company’s website.
With her professional background working with several non-profit Chamber Music Ensembles, Ms. Slocum shared her appreciation of the show. She said, “The dancing is wonderful, extremely high caliber high quality, very athletic very lyrical—lots and lots of flexibility and expression. The music is beautiful. The singing is lovely. The rhythmic parts are wonderful! The costumes—so colorful and flowing and soft and expressive!”
Ms. Slocum enjoyed the unique animated backdrops, which are coordinated to the dancers’ movements. “The backgrounds when the Monkey King came and then [the artists] come on stage and jump in! Everything is so interesting and wonderful, very different from anything I’ve seen. Wonderful!” she exclaimed.
Audience members world-wide have been moved by the depth of the performances. Ms Slocum said, “There is so much spirituality, and uniformity of human experience and all of that is wonderful.”
Ms. Slocum summed up her experience by saying, “I feel exhilarated and inspired and thoughtful and happy. [Shen Yun] is extremely unique. I like the grand scale, there are many, many dancers and all of them are at such a high level, a nice full orchestra, and the costumes! It’s just really an extraordinary all around experience”
Reporting by Kerry Huang and Jeanmarie Lunsford.
Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company will be at Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University in Indianapolis for two performances, March 13 and 14.
For more information, please visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org.