ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—“It’s completely different from other performances that we’ve seen,” said John Mechenbier, owner of Mechenbier Construction Inc., after attending Shen Yun Performing Arts on March 27 at Popejoy Hall on the campus of the University of New Mexico.
“Very colorful,” he added.
“I think it’s beautiful with all the dancing and the costumes,” said his wife, Cindy Mechenbier, a homemaker. “It’s really nice.”
Shen Yun Performing Arts was established in New York in 2006 with the goal of reviving 5,000 years of true, divinely inspired Chinese culture through transcendent music and dance performances, according to the non-profit organization’s website.
At the heart of a Shen Yun performance is classical Chinese dance, accompanied by a live orchestra with both Eastern and Western instruments. It also includes lively folk dances, elegantly flowing costumes, spirited musical soloists, and an interactive digital backdrop that completes the experience.
Mr. Mechenbier said he enjoyed the positive universal principles shared within each dance piece and incorporated throughout the entire performance.
“I think it all had a strong theme, and it related to the particular theme for each dance,” he said. “I enjoyed them all.”
John Mechenbier founded Mechenbier Construction in the early 1980s and has won numerous awards from the National Association of Industrial Office Parks Awards and Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico “Homes of Enchantment” Awards, including Awards of Excellence, Best Floor Plan, and Best in Show.
Reporting by Fanny Qiu and Sarah Le
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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