‘Shen Yun Can Reach the Deep End of Audiences’ Souls,’ Says Korean Flute Virtuoso

February 5, 2023 ShareSHARE

BUSAN, South Korea—Ms. Yoo Min-na, a South Korean flute virtuoso, attended Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Sohyang Theatre in Busan on Feb. 4, and was amazed by Shen Yun’s music.

“The orchestra of Shen Yun gave a strong performance,” she said. “I hope I can take my students here to attend Shen Yun, and then they can see what a great performance should be.”

“Shen Yun is a comprehensive artistic performance. Overall, it’s perfect,” she said. “The live orchestra’s performance accurately coordinates with the dances. Actually, everything cooperates seamlessly with each other to make Shen Yun perfect as a whole.”

“Shen Yun is one of the top performances in the world,” said Ms. Yoo, “I feel Shen Yun can reach the deep end of audiences’ souls. It’s majestic and splendid!”

Ms. Yoo appreciated Shen Yun’s artistry and the values it conveyed through art.

“It’s great to use art to pass down traditional culture. It’s admirable,” she said. “I was inspired by Shen Yun. Now I want to know more about China before communism.”

New York-based Shen Yun is the world’s top classical Chinese dance company, and has a mission to show the beauty and goodness of “China before communism.” For 5,000 years China’s civilization was built on values and virtues from the spiritual teachings of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.

‘I Really Admire Them’

“I had a wish to attend Shen Yun when I first saw a video introducing Shen Yun, in which it said Shen Yun dancers would stand up again even after falling down for thousand times,” said Mr. Choi Chang-im, a representative of a construction design company.

After attending Shen Yun, Mr. Choi said he saw a magnificent performance, behind which is the hard training of the artists.

“I focused on each dancer’s movements. They are exquisite. They showed the great result of their hard work,” he said. “I deeply appreciate the dancers’ efforts. I really admire them.”

Mr. Choi was impressed with the coordination between different aspects of Shen Yun.

“The music, dance, costumes, and all the others. Everything in Shen Yun is well-designed. It presented a very real world,” he said. “I felt I was inside the stories.”

Mr. Choi was surprised by Shen Yun’s animated backdrop, where the dancers can travel back and forth from the stage.

“I have never experienced the 3-D backdrop that Shen Yun has. It coordinates accurately and magically with the dancers at any given second. I really enjoyed it,” he said.

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Mr. Choi Chang-im, a representative of a construction design company, attends Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Sohyang Theatre in Busan, South Korea, on Feb. 4, 2023. (Kim Guk-hwan/The Epoch Times)

Mr. Choi said he was inspired by the Shen Yun dancers.

“In the future, I want to learn from Shen Yun dancers. I would like to continue even after one thousand times of failure,” he said. “I want to attend Shen Yun again and again. I will encourage my friends to attend as well.”

Each Shen Yun performance consists of nearly 20 vignettes, presented through highly-expressive art forms such as classical Chinese dance, original orchestral music performed live, soloists who sing in the bel canto tradition, animated digital backdrops, and more.

‘A Beautiful Dream’

“Attending Shen Yun is like having a beautiful dream. It made me feel extremely happy,” said fashion designer Ms. Kang Da-won. “Being able to attend Shen Yun, I felt I was blessed. I’m very luckily.”

Mr. Kang said she felt like she had entered a time tunnel, and experienced China’s history.

“I was very touched. Each scene is as beautiful as a painting. I didn’t know the Chinese civilization is so fabulous. Now I know. It’s amazing!” she said. “Since the pandemic, our lives have been very sad. Now I watched this fantastic performance, and I will carry forward this happiness with me into the future.”

Ms. Kang appreciated Shen Yun’s efforts. “I shared on social media platforms immediately after I saw the show. I said, ‘this is a life experience. Everybody must see Shen Yun.’”

Reporting by Epoch Times Staff in Busan, South Korea.

The Epoch Times is a proud sponsor of Shen Yun Performing Arts. We have covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.

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