Practitioners of Chinese Medicine Say Shen Yun: ‘Divine’

By Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
May 9, 2013 Updated: May 9, 2013
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Carla Del Pozo and Rachel Lynch enjoy an evening at Shen Yun Performing Arts at Madison's Overture Center for the Arts on Wednesday, May 8. (Maureen Zebian/The Epoch Times)

MADISON, Wisc.—Among the happy theatergoers attending Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Overture Center for the Arts on Wednesday, May 8, were Carla Del Pozo and Rachel Lynch.

“It’s beautiful, it’s beautiful the way they express the culture. It’s beautiful performance” was Ms. Del Pozo’s reaction to what she saw.

Shen Yun, based in New York, aims to revive 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture that was almost obliterated under years of Chinese communist rule.

If Ms. Del Pozo had to use one word to sum up the performance it would be “divine.”

Both Ms. Del Pozo and Ms. Lynch have an appreciation for traditional Chinese culture. They both practice Traditional Chinese Medicine, a traditional path of healing.

Ms. Shen Yun’s 15 short dances are interspersed with four award-winning vocalist performances. At the heart of the experience is classical Chinese dance, a very expressive and comprehensive dance form.
In addition, Shen Yun performs ethnic and regional dances.

“They’re all beautiful in their own way,” Ms. Del Pozo said. “It was just the way they expressed themselves with their music and dance and the way they express the culture—it’s beautiful.”

In addition to the dancing and instrumentalists, Shen Yun is known for its unique orchestra that combines Western and Chinese instruments, its colorful costumes, and its dynamic interactive backdrop, according to the company’s website.

Reporting by Maureen Zebian and Sharon Kilarski

Shen Yun performs in Chicago for Mother’s Day weekend, May 10-12.

Shen Yun Performing Arts, based in New York, tours the world on a mission to revive traditional Chinese culture. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org.

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.