Shen Yun Keeps the Tradition But Is Open to the Future

February 19, 2017

“[Shen Yun] introduced us to the variety of styles and choreographic complexity. And it moved from … the dynamic flow, from the feminine soft to the male, more dynamic—more alive.
 

“The uniqueness of the technology of the digital world to the traditional world, the bridging of that is very unusual to see … and they did that seamlessly. … There’s no interruption from the traditional to the digital world. That was really quite surprising.”
 

“The [digital backdrop] shows that they’re not just stuck in the past but that they also are opening themselves up to the future; they’re showing the technological [connection].
 

“I’m happy that [the artists are] keeping their tradition. It’s a very deliberate art, a very difficult art.”
 

Joyce Bogusky, Ph.D., music/psychology, retired instructor
Harris Theater, Chicago, United States
Shen Yun World Company
February 18, 2017