Retired Professional Dancer Says Shen Yun is ‘Wonderful’

February 24, 2014

LAS VEGAS—With a dance career spanning 60 years, retired professional dancer Jack Green was impressed with Shen Yun at Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 23.

Mr. Green, who specialized in ballroom dancing, felt the performance was “wonderful,” and that the dances were “very structured” with “good technique.”

“Everything about the dancing was great,” he said.

Shen Yun Performing Arts features classical Chinese dance, as well as ethnic dance. According to the group’s website, “China’s deep cultural traditions are contained in classical Chinese dance, allowing its movements to be richly expressive, such that the personalities and feelings of characters can be portrayed with unparalleled clarity.”

The website continues, “It is therefore capable of depicting scenes from any time period, whether ancient or modern, Eastern or Western, in a strikingly vivid way.”

Mr. Green also said that the “costumes are wonderful.”

Shen Yun’s website explains that the costumer designers’ objective is “an authentic presentation of the attire that comes from China’s divinely inspired traditional culture.”

The mission of Shen Yun in fact is to revive 5,000 years of civilization through the universal language of music and dance.

Mr. Green wanted to let the Shen Yun performers know that he admires “all of their hard work that they put in.”

He concluded by saying, “I would recommend [Shen Yun] for sure.”

Ms. Jane Gerlach, who attended the matinee performance with Mr. Green, said that she had been waiting to see Shen Yun for a long time.

She enjoyed the performance “very much” and felt that the costumes were “very colorful and beautiful.”

Reporting by Jana Li and Dean Tsaggaris

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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