Shen Yun’s Dance, Costumes, and Backdrop Fascinate Graphic Artist

December 28, 2013 Updated: December 31, 2013

ATLANTA—Antonio Alan, a graphic artist, was in attendance for Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Cobb Energy Centre in Atlanta on Dec. 27. “I love it,” he said.

Mr. Alan added that he’s been interested in dance since he was young. “So I really appreciate the culture, and learning about different cultures and how they perceive dance,” he said.

Through music and dance, Shen Yun relays traditional stories of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking audience members on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture.

Being a graphic artist, Mr. Alan was naturally drawn in by Shen Yun’s state-of-the-art backdrop, which extends the stage and transports the audience to a world where heaven and earth are one.

“Oh, the backdrop is unbelievable,” he said. “I love the colors … and I love that interaction between video and the natural,” mentioning the interplay between the animated backdrop and the performers onstage.

A Shen Yun performance also features original costumes that aim to convey China’s divinely inspired traditional culture. “I love the outfits,” Mr. Alan said. “How well-designed they are.”

The overall beauty and energy of the performance impressed Mr. Alan, who saidd, “I love the stories that are unfolding.”

Reporting by Roland Ree and Michael Fitzgerald

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.