Orchestra Director: Shen Yun Presents the Essence of Chinese Culture

March 22, 2012 Updated: August 14, 2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan—Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company continued its run at the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei at a matinee performance on March 21. The New York-based performing arts company tours the world, striving to rekindle China’s authentic, divinely inspired culture through dance and music.

The Chanson Chamber Orchestra musical director, Yu Hsin-Yi, said that the Shen Yun performance is holistic, conveying peacefulness and depicting traditional Chinese culture and a humanistic spirit.

Mr. Yu has long devoted himself to chamber orchestra performances and conducting. He praised the Shen Yun Orchestra, which blends traditional Eastern and classical Western instruments like no other.

“The combination of the composition of Chinese and Western instruments is very difficult to integrate, not to mention providing original music. Yet Shen Yun does a good job and ideally projects the atmosphere,” he said.

In addition to the music and dance, Mr. Yu especially appreciated the expression of the essence and profound depth of Chinese culture. “Overcoming hardness with softness depicted in the story, for example, brings the idea of subduing violence with a peaceful temperament and is in accordance with the concepts of the golden mean and harmony stressed in traditional Chinese culture.”

He also said that not only did Shen Yun convey the meaning of traditional Chinese culture, but it also added delicate Western elements, such as contrast and dramatic tension.

Mr. Yu also noted that seldom are these kinds of large-scale performances presented nowadays, and most of them emphasize only lighting and stage effects. He said Shen Yun, however, carries both connotation and stage effects far beyond the standard, which makes Shen Yun stand out above the rest.

Reporting by Soco Tseng.

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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