HOUSTON—”It’s beautiful, absolutely beautiful,” said marketing and management consultant Laura Bellomy after seeing Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston, Dec. 24.
Ms. Bellomy said she was in awe of the 5,000 years of Chinese civilization New York-based Shen Yun brought to life, in full color through music and dance.
“The color is gorgeous, the costume is really spectacular,” Ms. Bellomy said.
Rich, brilliant colors fill the stage as the objective of Shen Yun’s costumes is to present China’s divinely inspired culture. Imperial dragon robes, phoenix coronets, cloud capes, and more are shown each year, along with ethnic attire of the many groups throughout China.
“Some of them are tranquil, some of them are very exciting, depends on the piece,” Ms. Bellomy said. Most of what is performed is classical Chinese dance, and through dance Shen Yun tells many stories like famous legends and historical pieces.
Ms. Bellomy appreciated the tradition passed down through the art form. “[We] need to have appreciation [for] it.”
“The story telling passing down thousands of years—that is part of who we are, and makes who we are,” Ms. Bellomy said.
Ms. Bellomy said she saw common values in Shen Yun’s performance, like “compassion, truthfulness, and appreciation for beauty, things like that.”
“I think we need return to them,” Ms. Bellomy said.
Reporting by Lily Setoh and Catherine Yang
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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