Shen Yun’s Backdrops Are ‘Incredible, Unbelievable’ Says Retired Marketing Director

February 15, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS—”I’m enjoying it; it’s very beautiful,” said Larry Gibson after watching Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Orpheum Theatre on Feb. 15.

New York-based Shen Yun endeavors to bring back China’s traditional culture through excellence in dance and music that reflects the true principles and values of the country’s ancient heritage.

Mr. Gibson, a retired marketing director for General Mills, came to see the performance with his wife, writer Lois Gibson. He was impressed with the interplay between the dancers and digitally animated backdrops.

“I think it’s an extraordinary integration of the rear screen projection in the drama. I’ve never seen it done quite that way. It’s really marvelous. I also wonder how many dresses they must have backstage for the costume changes,” Mr. Gibson said.

“The particular thing that stuns me is the integration of your screen projection and story and dance and of course the beauty of the costumes,” Mr. Gibson pointed out.

According to Shen Yun’s website: “With state-of-the-art graphics technology, Shen Yun’s digital-backdrop team creates vividly animated settings, extending the stage and transporting the audience to a world where heaven and earth are one.”

“Oh, this is fabulous,” Ms. Gibson added, emphatically.

“The integration with the background and what happens on stage, is incredible, unbelievable. I’ve got to call everybody I know and tell them to come tomorrow, do you have two performances tomorrow?” she asked.

Shen Yun has four companies that tour over 100 cities in up to 20 countries each season. This weekend alone there are eight performances scheduled just in the Midwest. Tonight was Shen Yun’s third of four performances in Minneapolis.”

Mr. Gibson said finally, “We are enthusiastically enjoying the performance.”

Reporting by Joan Wang and Andrew Darin

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.

The Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time. We have proudly covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.

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