It was Ms. White’s second time watching Shen Yun Performing Arts, a New York-based company that showcases traditional Chinese culture through dance and music.
“It was excellent, absolutely excellent. Extraordinary. The costumes were great, the presentation …, the stories with the music,” said White, who works in corporate marketing.
Through classical Chinese dance and an orchestra that combines the sounds of the East and the West, Shen Yun presents onstage ancient Chinese legends and stories from present-day China. As did artists of the past, Shen Yun performers take inspiration from the spiritual aspects of Chinese culture.
That left the deepest impression on Ms. White. “You felt good. It brought a calmness over you [after watching it]. Very enlightening, extremely enlightening,” she said emphatically.
Shen Yun tours the world every year with a different production, complete with new, original choreography and music.
Ms. White also marveled at how Shen Yun’s productions seem to get more exciting each year. “I saw this last year, and it’s different, so for people who think that, ‘Well, I’m going to come and see the same thing’—it’s not that. And to me, each year, it just gets better and better. And the performers are excellent, so I love it,” she said.
Reporting by Stacy Chen and Annie Wu
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.
Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time. We have proudly covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.