SAN JOSE, Calif.—Shen Yun Performing Arts World Company lit up the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts on Jan. 2, as they gave their first Bay Area performance for 2015.
Ms. Nournia, vice president and general manager for consumer electronics, was deeply impressed by the performance.
“Must-see! Beautiful!” she said. “Very well-done. Very well organized. Well thought through.”
Shen Yun Performing Arts, a New York-based nonprofit, has the mission to revive 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture. Shen Yun has entertained and educated millions of audience members around the world over the years. Classical Chinese dance is a stunning art form that has a history of thousands of years.
Shen Yun’s state-of-the-art animated backdrops added immeasurably to Ms. Nournia’s enjoyment of evening’s production.
“It’s a great idea,” Ms. Nournia said. “I loved it!”
The Shen Yun website states, “Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty and tremendous energy leave audiences uplifted and inspired.”
Ms. Nournia was enchanted by the journey Shen Yun’s stories took her on.
“It’s very different,” she said. “They’re just very beautiful.”
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra accompanies each production. It blends Chinese and Western instruments in beautiful and unique original scores.
Ms. Nournia appreciated the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra. “Very nice! Very nice. I think it’s a great idea, and very important,” she said.
Each year, Shen Yun Performing Arts creates a brand new performance, and Classical Chinese dance is at the heart.
As a recommendation to her friends and family, she closed by saying, “It’s truly a good opportunity to learn about the culture in a most positive aspect—through dance and music. It’s an experience that everybody should try at least once—if not more!”
Reporting by Gary Wang and Cheryl Casati
Shen Yun Performing Arts World Company will be in the Bay Area for almost 2 weeks performing in San Jose, Berkeley, San Francisco and Sacramento.
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
The 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.