LOUISVILLE, Ky.—”The choreography and all of the dances were very well put together,” said Mimi Hwang at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts’ Whitney Hall after seeing Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company.
Mimi Hwang is a martial arts instructor who owns three schools in Louisville and her husband Danny Kang is an attorney for corporate litigation and family law, and is also currently running for judge.
Shen Yun has four touring companies that tour the globe simultaneously, captivating theater goers in 20 countries and over 100 cities.
Shen Yun’s mission is to revitalize traditional Chinese culture through the performing arts. While classical Chinese dance is at the core of its program, it also showcases elegant handmade costuming, digital interactive backdrops and a full-orchestra featuring both Eastern and Western Instrumentation, as well as several solo vocalists, states the company’s website
Mrs. Hwang commented, “You can tell that it takes hours and hours of practice to be able to put on a show like that, and I personally liked the chopstick dance.”
“Being able to memorize all those movements and all those steps and be able to go and do it on beat with the music itself, that’s hours and hours of practice and you’ve got big groups of people so that’s a lot of dedication and you can tell that they’re very devoted and dedicated,” she pointed out.
“I thought it was very well orchestrated, it was beautiful, the scenery the choreography they were all very well put together.”
Shen Yun’s program consists of 20 or so mini-performances that depict scenes from China’s history, mythology, folklore, and literature.
Mr. Kang explained, “The music, the color, it’s very vibrant.”
Mrs. Hwang added, “The dragon that came out of the screen was really cool.” She is referring to a animated digital backdrop that interacts with the performers with the dance, Ne Zha Churns the Sea.
Reporting by Bo Quin 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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