CINCINNATI, Ohio— The Alvarez Family enjoyed Shen Yun Performing Arts at Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center for the Arts, Feb.4.
Shen Yun is the premier classical Chinese dance company and is currently in the midst of a 2012 global tour. “Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music. A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from the five millennia of Chinese civilization,” states Shen Yun’s website.
Cindy Alvarez, options trader in finance said, “I’m really enjoying it. They are really good, it’s fun. Their costumes are interesting, and I see a dance from the province that my grandmother came from—that’s a highlight for me, it’s really cute.” Mrs. Alvarez is from Thailand but her grandmother is from China.
Shen Yun’s performance is one of classical Chinese dance and rounded out with pieces including Chinese ethnic and folk dance. According to Shen Yun’s website, “China has 55 officially recognized ethnic minorities, and their distinct ways of life reflect discrepancies in local topography, climate, and religious tradition.”
Mr. and Mrs. Alvarez brought their 12-year-old daughter to see Shen Yun. “I really liked the show, and I liked all the dresses, they were really fancy and cool and wavy.”
Tony Alvarez, a physician said, “I love the show. It’s just wonderful. The dancing is just wonderful and the costumes are great. Everyone’s wonderful and the music is just wonderful. We’re right next to the orchestra, and the music is just tremendous.”
Shen Yun’s Orchestra blends instruments from the East and the West and “seamlessly blend these two systems to create one fresh, harmonious sound is what makes the Shen Yun Performing Arts Orchestra unique,” according to Shen Yun’s website.
“It’s excellent for a family, it’s very, very excellent, and it’s wonderful,” said Mr. Alvarez.
Mr. Alvarez said that his daughter loves Chinese culture. “Yes, she loves it as well. Right?” he asked his daughter. Lauren said “Right.”
“Absolutely, it’s just wonderful” added Mr. Alvarez. “The different types of dances, I didn’t realize how many there were. We love it. It’s just wonderful” he said.
Reporting by NTD Television and Kelly Ni.
Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world.
For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org.