ATLANTA—”The music is terrific,” said Michael Mjehovich, Vice President of 3rd Party Distribution at Direct Holdings/Time Life, during the intermission of Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Cobb Energy Centre in Atlanta, Dec. 27.
Mr. Mjehovich said he found himself in attendance after his wife bought tickets as a Christmas gift. He was attending the performance with family, including his children Spencer and Jenna.
Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun portrays heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking audiences on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture.
Such a journey was not lost upon Spencer. “I like it,” he said. “It’s very choreographed, and it’s great. It’s very beautiful.”
Jenna, as well, had her own positive impressions of the performance. “It’s amazing. I love the outfits. They’re very colorful.”
“Shen Yun’s costume artists collect countless designs of traditional attire, ranging from those of emperors, ministers, and generals to the everyday clothing of the common people,” according to Shen Yun’s website.
Shen Yun also seeks to revive 5,000 years of China’s divine culture. “Humanity’s treasure was nearly lost,” reads to Shen Yun’s website, “but through breathtaking music and dance, Shen Yun is bringing back this glorious culture.”
Mr. Mjehovich said that he was most impressed by “the talent, the physicality, the acrobatic nature, the choreography” of Shen Yun’s dancers.
The music, which combines the spirit and beauty of Chinese instruments with the power and grandeur of the Western symphony orchestra, also struck a chord with Mr. Mjehovich.
“It’s well produced, very well produced,” he concluded.
Reporting by Roland Ree and Michael Fitzgerald
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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