ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Actor James Ning attended Shen Yun Performing Arts’ Thursday night show at Popejoy Hall, with friend Cynthia Corbett, March 27.
As a working actor, Mr. Ning has appeared on such television shows as Perception and Breaking Bad.
“Very well done,” Mr. Ning said, referring to the night’s performance.
“I love it,” added Ms. Corbett.
Established in 2006, New York-based Shen Yun is a non-profit organization dedicated to reviving China’s 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture through the performing arts. Having reached millions of people in nearly 20 countries and over 100 cities, Shen Yun is now widely regarded as a global phenomenon.
According to the Shen Yun website, “A Shen Yun performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops—together creating one spectacular performance.”
Ms. Corbett, who works as a psychologist, was drawn to one of Shen Yun’s advertisements, and decided that she and Mr. Ning had to attend.
“It’s just, the pictures were so pretty and I thought … there is something that [I’ll] really enjoy,” she explained.
Ms. Corbett seemed to enjoy many aspects of the show, from the “beautiful” costumes to the “gorgeous” backdrops.
As the website states, “Inspired by 5,000 years of history, these spectacular landscapes truly reflect China’s multifaceted geography, society, regions, and dynasties. Some scenes even transcend this world, entering a heavenly palace where fairies dance amidst mystical clouds or peering into the solemn majesty of a Buddhist paradise.”
Both Mr. Ning and Ms. Corbett appeared to be very satisfied with their experience of Shen Yun.
“It’s wonderful,” exclaimed Ms. Corbett.
Shen Yun’s New York Company will next be moving on to Santa Barbara, Calif., for weekend performances on March 29 and 30.
Reporting by Fany Qiu and Morgan Bradley
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit Shen Yun Performing Arts.
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