MINNEAPOLIS—”It seems like it was so graceful and effortless. It looked like it was so easy. They’ve been training all of their lives for this,” said Flamenco Dancer Laura Subak after seeing Shen Yun’s performance on Feb. 16.
Ms. Subak and her family joined the many theatergoers to see Shen Yun Performing Arts’ matinee performance at Minneapolis’s Orpheum Theatre. She has been a Flamenco dancer for 11 years now.
Ms. Subak commented on the dancing. “I loved it,” she said. “I really enjoyed that everything was so synchronized and bright and colorful. The colors, ahhh! Every time they came out it was amazing. We really enjoyed it.”
An integral part of the performances is the Shen Yun Orchestra, which has been highly praised by audience members world-wide.
“I really liked the orchestra. It was like everything was perfect, just perfect, as if it was a recording, and then the graphics coming out at you,” she said.
Before each segment, there are bilingual English/Mandarin emcees that offer a brief explanation about the background of each forthcoming piece.
“I enjoyed that they actually gave us an insight into what was coming. I liked that, to tell us what the story was about first, so we had an idea of what to look for.”
At the heart of the performance is classical Chinese dance, one of the most comprehensive dance systems in existence.
Ms. Subak discussed her feelings about classical Chinese dance. “In fact it was effortless. It was very beautiful. And I said ‘Oh, it’s like I’m having a massage, feel energy, and I’m relaxed at the same time,'” she said.
How would she summarize her experience? “I really liked it!”
Reporting by Hannah Cai and Andrew Darin
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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