Shen Yun, ‘It’s breathtaking’

April 11, 2012 Updated: August 14, 2015

EDMONTON, Canada—”It’s the most amazing thing I’ve seen, seriously,” said karaoke host and construction contractor Chuck Triffin after watching the first performance of Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on Tuesday April 11.

Chuck Triffin at Shen Yun
Chuck Triffin attends Shen Yun Perfmirng Arts at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, on Tuesday Apr. 10. (Mei Li/The Epoch Times)

Mr. Triffin, who attended the performance with his ethnically Chinese friend Xiaoling Shao, experienced Shen Yun for the first time this year. “I’ve been excited about this for a long time … When I first find out that it was coming back to Edmonton, I was so excited and I couldn’t wait to bring her [Xiaoling] here,” he said.

“It’s very, very good” affirmed Ms. Shao. “I was surprised I can see the Chinese dance in Canada,” she said.

Founded in 2006, New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts presents classical Chinese music and dance. The company tours the world each year with the mission of reviving China’s 5000-year-old culture.

Xiaoling Shao attends Shen Yun
Xiaoling Shao attends Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. (Mei Li/The Epoch Times)

“It’s beautiful, a work of art and what can you say? It’s breathtaking, it’s breathtaking,” Mr. Triffin repeated. “I’ve travelled in different parts of the world and this is the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” he explained.

Mr. Triffin also praised the use of the animated digital backdrops in the show, citing as an example how characters flew in from the backdrops onto the stage.

“It’s amazing how they do that; very creative.”

Reporting by Mei Li.

Shen Yun Performing Arts has three equally large companies touring the world. Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company will stage one more performance at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton on Wednesday Apr. 11 before moving on to perform in Regina on Apr. 13.

For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org.

The Epoch Times is a proud sponsor of Shen Yun Performing Arts.