Shen Yun Impresses in Regina

April 14, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
Robin Roberts (R) and  her mother-in-law, Marta Zelada, at Shen Yun
Robin Roberts (R) and her mother-in-law, Marta Zelada, attend Shen Yun Performing Arts in Regina. (Omid Ghoreishi/The Epoch Times)

REGINA, Canada—Shen Yun Performing Arts played at The Conexus Arts Centre on the evening of April 13, bringing the audience its ever-popular presentation of traditional Chinese culture.

Robin Roberts attended the performance with her mother-in-law, Marta Zelada. Ms. Roberts used to dance with local companies in Regina when she was younger, and was seeing Shen Yun for the first time.

“I think it’s fabulous. I love the colours and the movement. It’s gorgeous,” she said after the show.

The New-York-based Shen Yun is the world’s foremost classical Chinese dance and music company. Classical Chinese dance involves training in physical bearing, artistic expression, unique postures and a variety of technical moves.

“I like the very intricate foot work that they do with the use of the fans and the silks, and how they incorporate it all. They’re very synchronized,” said Ms. Roberts.

A trademark of Shen Yun is its striking images projected behind the performers, something that impressed Ms. Zelada.

I love it. So colourful. I love the music and the delicate movements. I love the big screen behind … I love it–everything.” she said.

“I love all the bright colours that they incorporate together. It’s beautiful,” Ms. Roberts said. “I’m glad that we came.”

Reporting by Omid Ghoreishi and Rebecca Hunnisett.

Shen Yun Performing Arts has three equally large companies touring the world. Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company will next travel to New York to perform at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center from Apr. 18 to Apr. 22.

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