ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Tai Chi instructor Debbie Rubrecht thought the Shen Yun Performing Arts’ vibrant presentation of classical Chinese dance was just fabulous. “It’s great, wonderful, love it,” she said.
Based in New York, Shen Yun was established by artists from around the world to revive 5,000 years of Chinese civilization.
Shen Yun’s website states, “A Shen Yun performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops—together creating one spectacular performance.”
“Beautiful … The costumes are gorgeous, the music is fantastic,” Ms. Rubrecht said.
The Shen Yun orchestra, which combines the beauty and distinctiveness of Chinese sounds with the power and precision of a Western orchestra, has drawn accolades from audiences all over the world.
As for the hundreds of colorful handmade costumes, every detail is given meticulous attention and is a result of artistic inspiration and careful polishing. The designers stress harmonic balance and contrast. Their objective is an authentic presentation of the attire that comes from China’s divinely inspired traditional culture, and a consummate stage effect, according to the website.
“Fabulous,” Ms. Rubrecht said.
Reporting by Marie Yeung and Raiatea Tahana-Reese
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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