Oil Painter: Taiwanese Amei ‘Dance In The Mountains’ Is Vibrant

April 1, 2012 Updated: August 14, 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Wu Huei-Feng is a big fan of Shen Yun Performing Arts, currently performing in Taichung, Taiwan. He said he gets the best tickets and watches the performance every year. This year, the New York-based Shen Yun company includes a Taiwanese Amei Dance called In the Mountains, which Mr. Wu said was marvelous. “The costumes are well-done, the movements are fabulous, and the choreography is outstanding. The piece completely presented the unique and vibrant vitality of the Aboriginals. Such an inspiration!”

Mr. Wu praised the superb quality of the performance. “People are attracted to the show because of the music, dances, costumes, and the backdrop, which are all beautiful beyond description. The performance can definitely bring out the goodness in people.”

Mr. Wu was very impressed by How the Monkey King Came to Be, saying: “The Monkey King vividly jumps and rolls from far away to close by, and then appears on stage. The progression was skillful and looked vivid. Also the colors on the backdrop and on the artists’ costumes are very harmonious and very appealing!”

The Zinan Temple in Sheliao, Taichung, sponsored students in three schools kin Sheliao to see this year’s Shen Yun performance. Ms. Wu was very glad to hear of this. “The story in Crazy Ji Saves the Day teaches people the virtues of doing good deeds and protecting people from harm. These virtues can benefit people of all ages, including the students,” he said.

Mr. Wu was very touched by the song “What is the Meaning of Life?” sung by soprano Hsu Chia-Ning. “Her voice is fantastic and the pianist does an excellent job accompanying her,” she said.

“The performance completely manifested the principle of rewarding the good and punishing the evil in traditional Chinese culture. The righteous always triumphs over evil. This kind of ideology can help reshape today’s society. The content of Shen Yun’s performance changes every year but the meanings from the traditional culture are always there,” Mr. Wu said.

Reporting by Lin Meng-Chien and Lin Hsin-Yi.

Shen Yun Performing Arts, based in New York, tours the world on a mission to revive traditional Chinese culture. Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company will perform in seven cities in Taiwan until April 8 and then continue to top venues in Australia and New Zealand.

For more information visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org

 

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