INDIANAPOLIS—A birthday wish came true this evening for Ms. Sharon Schuyler and her aunt when they attended the opening performance in Indianapolis of Shen Yun Performing Arts on Tuesday, March 13. Her delighted response after seeing the New York-based company’s performance was, “I loved it!”
Continuing the Midwest leg of its 2012 tour, Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company graced the stage of Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University.
The tickets were a surprise birthday gift from her uncle for Ms. Schuyler, who is the Assistant to the Center for Citizenship and Community at Butler University.
She enthusiastically shared her appreciation after seeing Shen Yun, “This is very unique! It just flows—the story line; I think they expressed that very well. Oh, I love the costumes, the props, doing things other than with their feet, their hands, their emotions, everything. I thought that it was spectacular, I loved it.”
Classical Chinese dance has a long history of thousands of years, passed down continuously within the imperial palace and ancient Chinese theater. Soaking up profound wisdom from every era and dynasty, it has become a complete system of dance embodying traditional aesthetic principles with its unique dance movements, rhythms, and inner meaning, according to the company’s website.
Ms. Schuyler thoroughly enjoyed the artistry as well as the spirituality of the performance. She said, “I have always thought that the Chinese had something special.”
She found the performances to be, “peaceful, relaxing.”
Of her first experience seeing Shen Yun, she said, “I thought it was spectacular. I think that it is something that really should continue. I thought it was really good.”
Reporting by Valerie Avore and Jeanmarie Lunsford
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.