ST. LOUIS—”Beauty, peace, hope” is what Shen Yun Performing Arts offers the world, said Ginny Cox.
“I just think it presents a beautiful segment of a society, and we don’t see that a lot,” she added. Ms. Cox attended the performance on Feb. 16 at the Peabody Opera House with her friend, radio and TV announcer, Larry Ward.
The New York-based Shen Yun presents 5,000 of divinely inspired Chinese culture, as told through classical Chinese dance.
Ms. Cox thinks Shen Yun displayed the spirituality of the Chinese culture beautifully. However, she said, “I don’t think that’s really a true depiction of what it is in China now.”
“Unfortunately, over its past 60 years of rule, the communist regime has treated traditional Chinese values, centered on the idea of harmony between heaven and earth, as a threat to its existence,” reads the company’s website.
Ms. Cox considered the performance exciting and beautifully done, and Mr. Ward added that he enjoyed it very much.
“The narrators help a great deal,” said Mr. Ward, who, as an announcer, is a type of narrator himself.
Each Shen Yun dance program is introduced by two bilingual emcees who guide the audience through the journey of “ancient legends and modern heroic tales,” the website states.
“I think it’s a beautiful show,” Mr. Ward said. “A worthwhile show.”
Reporting by Stacey Tang and Sharon Kilarski
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit Shen Yun Performing Arts.
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