Shen Yun Is ‘Exceptional,’ Says CEO

January 12, 2015 Updated: January 12, 2015

DALLAS—Shen Yun Performing Arts gave an ‘exceptional’ performance, according to Earl Fitzsimmons, founder and CEO of the green lighting company, Platinum LED Lighting. Mr. Fitzsimmons saw Shen Yun at the Winspear Opera House on Jan. 10.

“I think it’s great to see such a detailed and artistic presentation of revival amongst Chinese culture and fine arts, and seeing it brought here in Dallas,” he said.

Based in New York, Shen Yun was formed in 2006 by a group of leading classical Chinese artists with the aim to revive China’s divinely-inspired traditional culture, according to Shen Yun’s website.

“I wish we could see more of this to educate Americans and especially young Americans as to historical culture from around the world. Just really exceptional,” Mr. Fitzsimmons said about Shen Yun.

Shen Yun dancers, who mainly perform classical Chinese dance, but also ethnic and folk dances from different parts of China, are of exceptional quality, he said.

He also commended the way Shen Yun’s animated backdrops enhanced the ancient stories they told through dance.

“It kind of brings the mythological to life, and it was great. It was an excellent blend between classical fine arts performance and modern day technology.”

And for those who haven’t yet seen Shen Yun?

“Don’t hesitate, the time is now. See Shen Yun,” Mr. Fitzsimmons said.

Reporting by Rich Rangel

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