DAEGU, South Korea—Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company concluded its six show tour in Daegu, Korea, on Feb. 28. Audience members expressed their deepest appreciation for Shen Yun’s art form and profound messages.
Renowned conductor, Kang Man Ho, was among those highly praising Shen Yun. “I felt that Shen Yun has a unique cleansing effect. If we use our most compassionate state of mind to receive Shen Yun’s message through music, we will find our hearts pure and we will return to traditions.” Mr. Ho said.
As a conductor, Mr. Ho was especially interested to see how well the live orchestra and the dance played together on stage. He was surprised by the seamlessness of the performance, especially the perfect combination of traditional Chinese instruments and Western string and wind instruments.
“It is very difficult to create perfect timbre match between traditional Chinese instruments and Western instruments. But Shen Yun did it flawlessly. They are able to create a full range of brand new music through this perfect combination. It is so moving,” Mr. Ho said.
He also commented on how difficult it can be to have an orchestra accompany a live stage performance. “Most performances that involve music and dance usually use pre-recorded music, because it is extremely difficult to make them work well on stage. But Shen Yun’s stage performance and orchestra work seamlessly together. It was perfect.”
Mr. Ho himself has conducted an orchestra for ballet. He said even after countless hours of rehearsals, there are still synchronization issues on stage. “I can’t imagine how much hard work has been put into creating Shen Yun’s perfection.”
“I am so grateful that Shen Yun tours the world and visits Korea every year. Without the Shen Yun performers’ sacrifices, we would not have the opportunity to experience this perfection. I am thankful for Shen Yun’s producers.”
“I highly recommend this show to everyone. Shen Yun can convey profound messages that touch people’s heart. No matter who you are, you will be moved. I want to tell my friends to experience it for themselves, because how I feel about it is indescribable.”
As for the connection between traditional Chinese culture and Korean culture, Mr. Ho said, “The two cultures, including religion, are connected in many ways. The feelings of kindness, beauty and purity are common to all.”
Reporting by Meijing Li and Sophia Fang.
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 various cities in Korea until March 4 and then continue to top venues in Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand.
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