Shen Yun ‘Soothing, Magical,’ Film Professor Says

“It’s lovely. It’s wonderful. We were just talking about how precise all the dances are. I really love the backdrops and how magical it is when they disappear behind the stage, and then the animated figure comes up so quickly. It’s lovely.”

“I love the videos [digital backdrops]. I especially like when it’s interactive, so when you see the water move, the birds fly, the characters move to a new location. It’s quite nice.

“There is something about [the music] that is very calming. I really like it.”

“[The energy] was soothing. … The colors and costumes, really beautiful.”

“I was never aware of Chinese dance, and some of the mythology, I wasn’t aware as well. I am very new to all of these.”

“I am interested in understanding more. It’s really piqued my curiosity.”

Karen Dee Carpenter, film professor, filmmaker, playwright
Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, United States
Shen Yun World Company
April 15, 2018