The New York-based Shen Yun tours the world while presenting 5,000 years of Chinese culture.
“It was beautifully choreographed,” Ms. Teng said, “and very beautiful scenery as well.”
Each year, Shen Yun’s performances feature original choreography, original orchestra scores, animated backdrops, sopranos and tenors, and the presentation of China’s ancient legends.
“I like that you bring in the mystical or the spirit—the history that is behind stories. It gives greater meaning to things,” Ms. Teng added.
Ms. Teng, the owner of Christine Teng Interiors, said she was attracted to the colors of the costumes and the backdrops in the show, and she thought they were fluid.
“Beautiful! Whoever is doing it, they catch sparkles and they keep the movement; it’s wonderful,” she said.
The animated backdrops act as an extension of the stage and serve to transport the audience to “a world where heaven and earth are one,” reads Shen Yun’s website.
Shen Yun’s mission is to revive and share with the world the “true, divinely inspired culture of China,” a feat the company has been accomplishing since its establishment in 2006.
“I very much like the culture and the honoring of it,” Ms. Teng said.
Reporting by Lily Setoh and Kristina Skorbach
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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