Shen Yun ‘Very Inspiring,’ Says Prominent Visual Effects Artist

January 18, 2015 Updated: May 19, 2015

VANCOUVER—Mark Orme, a motion picture visual effects artist who has worked on major Hollywood productions, found Shen Yun Performing Arts to be an inspirational performance.

Mr. Orme saw Shen Yun at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on the evening of Jan. 18 with his wife.

“It’s fantastic,” Mr. Orme said. “The costumes are wonderful, the performers are extremely talented, and the history is just magnificent, all of the stories.”

Some of Shen Yun’s performances are presented in the form of mini-dramas, depicting stories from ancient Chinese legends and history all the way to the present day. The New York-based company has taken it as its mission to revive China’s divinely inspired culture.

Mr. Orme said he found Shen Yun to be both entertaining and educational, and was interested in following up to learn more about some of the stories depicted in the performance.

The visual effects artist also had high praise for Shen Yun’s digital backdrops, which create vivid animated settings and interact with the dances onstage.

“The backdrops are very nice, and the way they’ve integrated the backdrops with the performance is very nice too,” he said.

Other elements in the performance, such as the Shen Yun Orchestra that combines traditional Chinese instruments with Western classical instruments, and the colourful handmade costumes, also caught Mr. Orme’s attention.

“The costuming, the colours, the performance, and the music itself is wonderful too. It’s very inspiring,” he said.

Mr. Orme said he and his wife came to see Shen Yun as soon as they heard it was coming to town. “My wife has been dying to come and see it for several years now,” he said.

“We would absolutely recommend [Shen Yun].”

Reporting by Virginia Gao

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