Shen Yun’s Digital Backdrops ‘Extraordinary’

April 19, 2014 12:24 am Last Updated: April 19, 2014 7:29 pm

ADELAIDE, Australia—The Easter weekend brought a cultural treat to Adelaide, with Shen Yun Performing Arts showcasing classical Chinese dance at the Adelaide Festival Theatre.

David Sabine, 5EBI radio broadcaster, saw the evening performance on Saturday April 19 and commented on Shen Yun’s mission to revive traditional Chinese culture.

“I think it’s wonderful. We have lost so much. Every culture has lost so much with the modern technology and the way we have to live. And I think it’s so important we keep that culture—for every group, every civilization.”

Shen Yun brings to life myths and legends from ancient China—including one dance about a Chinese dragon, which stood out for Mr. Sabine.

“So far my pick is the dragon scene. It’s beautifully done. The modern technology they’ve used for that has been extraordinary.”

The blending of ancient Chinese stories with state-of-the-art digital technology is a surprise for many audience members. The Shen Yun website calls the backdrops “magical windows to completely different realms.”

Mr. Sabine described the performance as colourful and very vibrant and said he would definitely recommend it to others.

“I think come along and broaden your mind to the cultures that did happen and hopefully will be restored.”

Shen Yun has two more performances in Adelaide as part of its 2014 Australia tour.

Reporting by John Xiao and Rebecca Hunnisett

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.