DAEGU, South Korea—After watching the Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company’s show in the afternoon of Jan. 22, Mr. Hyung-kyu Kim, Professor Emeritus of the Kyungpook National University, and board director of the Korean Essay-writing Cultural Association, said, "The performance was so beautiful; the choreography was excellent and the drawings on the backdrops were splendid. All of these made me feel great."
"I really would like to promote Shen Yun," he said.
Mr. Kim felt that the New York-based Shen Yun shed some light on the human rights violations that are happening in present day China. He said, "The show can help the world people gain more insight into China’s human rights situation. If China’s human rights issue can be solved and turn China into a country that respects human rights, it would be great!"
Shen Yun brings China’s millennia of culture to the stage through music and dance. "The content of the programs was very good, and very beautiful. The program depicting the practical life and the last one, 'The Opening of Heaven's Gate' were amazing. Besides, the costumes, the dance, the stage setting and the orchestra were coordinated in a very harmonious way. All these were wonderful and beautiful," he said.
Mr. Kim was grateful for his students telling him about Shen Yun. "I often come to the theater to see the programs performed by operas, singers, orchestras or other musicians. It was through my students’ introduction that I was able to see this wonderful show illustrating Chinese culture and arts. I felt it's very good," he said.
He further noted, "This is a very beautiful evening, and is a great opportunity for us to gain more insight into the traditional Chinese culture. At the same time, the show also revealed human rights problems in China. I feel like promoting Shen Yun, hoping that more people are able to see the Shen Yun show. This is a great opportunity."
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