INDIANAPOLIS—”Beautiful art form, energetic, charismatic, wonderful stage production,” are the kinds of things people in Indianapolis are saying about Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company, which performed at Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University on Tuesday evening, March 13.
The comments above by Steve Henshaw, CEO of EnviroForensics, were his distillation of his experience. “It was great to have so much history incorporated into one event and very rich in tradition,” he added.
New York-based Shen Yun, the world’s leading classical Chinese dance and music company, aims to revive China’s authentic, divinely inspired culture, “which the Chinese Communist Party has for decades tried to destroy: a tradition of spiritual self-discipline and veneration for the divine,” says the company website.
Lucia Corcoran, who was a court manager, attended the show with her son, Mr. Henshaw. She said, “It was beautiful … the dancing was beautiful.”
Classical Chinese dance, which has a history of thousands of years, incorporates the profound aspects from every era and dynasty of ancient China. It is a complete system of dance that embodies traditional principles, unique dance movements, and inner meaning.
Mr. Henshaw, a geologist by education, “enjoyed seeing all the different geographies of China being represented.”
In addition to classical Chinese dance, Shen Yun presents ethnic dances, through which the audience travels from the Himalayas to tropical lake-filled regions.
For Ms. Corcoran, her evening could be summarized as fabulous: “I would say fabulous, fabulous.”
Reporting by Stacey Tang and Sharon Kilarski.
Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company will be at the Stranahan Theater in Toledo for two performances on March 17 and 18.
For more information, please visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org.