Shen Yun Shows ‘Relationship between heaven and earth,’ Says Scholar

By Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
May 11, 2013 Updated: May 11, 2013

MEXICO CITY—For scholar Federico Sandoval Hernández, what stood out the most in the performance by Shen Yun Performing Arts was the portrayal of the “relationship between heaven and earth.”

Mr. Hernández watched the Shen Yun performance on May 6, which marked the first time the New York-based classical Chinese dance and music company has performed in Mexico.

Mr. Hernández is the director of the Center for Research and Professorship of Social-Territorial Studies at the Autonomous University of Guerrero.

The spirituality in the Shen Yun performance, Mr. Hernández noted, is quite profound, and is also “moving.”

“I’m speechless,” he admitted.

Shen Yun was formed in 2006 by a group of elite overseas Chinese artists who wanted to revive China’s divinely inspired culture.

According to the company’s website, “Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture.”

It was this journey through the Chinese culture, as well as many artistic elements in the performance, that had Mr. Hernández full of praise for Shen Yun.

“It’s an excellent art experience, including the costumes, the stage design, the music, the dance, and so on,” said the scholar.

“It’s different from what is usually seen in terms of traditional dances from any continent.”

Mr. Hernández said that he hopes Shen Yun will be returning to Mexico again to hold more performances.

“I wish this won’t be the only time Shen Yun comes to visit us. I wish next time any of the other two [Shen Yun] companies that are touring around the globe come,” he said.

“I highly recommend this show.”

Reporting by Jennifer Pascual

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