NEW YORK—Stephen Eastwood, a fashion and beauty photographer, said that Shen Yun Performing Arts was great—just like it was the previous two years that he saw Shen Yun.
After the performance at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater on Thursday, Mr. Eastwood said that the way the digital backdrops accentuate the dancers makes it more fluid.
“It’s interesting, the way it integrates with how they are dancing,” he said.
During many of the dance pieces, the dancers appear to seamlessly jump in and out of the screen, a technological illusion that has delighted many an audience member.
Mr. Eastwood said Shen Yun, and the divinely-inspired traditional Chinese culture, is about inner peace and about being one with the universe.
Shen Yun “brings awareness of [Chinese] history, especially in this part of the world, where it is not widespread,” he said.
Based in New York, Shen Yun tours the world with one mission—“to revive the true, divinely inspired culture of China and share it with the world,” according to the company’s website.
Konstantin Pio-Ulsky, a Yugoslavian-born photographer who owned a studio in Manhattan for 35 years, said he also had a great experience watching Shen Yun.
“It is very enjoyable, and very sincere,” he said, after seeing Shen Yun on Thursday.
Mr. Pio-Ulsky said that “every little gesture” in the performance is expressed with feeling.
Reporting by NTD Television, Aric Chen, and Zachary Stieber
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
Shen Yun’s New York Company will be performing at Lincoln Center through April 28.
The Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time. We have proudly covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.