Shen Yun’s Traditional Chinese Instruments Leave Lasting Impression

April 30, 2014 12:35 am Last Updated: April 30, 2014 3:49 pm

DUBLIN—”It was beautiful, absolutely exquisite and the live music was fantastic. You don’t see that very often,” said Jennifer Fitzgerald, radio presenter for Dublin South FM.

Ms. Fitzgerald was impressed with the scale and the quality of the orchestra, and the fact that such a large production as Shen Yun Performing Arts, that travels all across the globe would have such a high-quality live musical presence.

Ms. Fitzgerald presents an arts show on the radio each week, with live interviews, music, and performances.

Naturally, one of the main highlights of the New York-based Shen Yun performance for Ms. Fitzgerald was related to the music in the show.

“One thing we loved was the Chinese instruments the pipa and the erhu. They were one of the highlights,” she said.

Shen Yun produces a new show each year. Commenting on this fact Ms. Fitzgerald said, “The costumes, I just can’t imagine that they do a new show every year and do all the costumes again.”

Both Ms. Fitzgerald and her friend Dean were in agreement on the quality of the show. They couldn’t fault it and found it exquisite.

Ms. Fitzgerald said, “The digital projection as well as the timing was unbelievable. Everything was down to the last second. That was really impressive for the dancers to be able to synchronize like that. It’s pretty special.”

Dean said that he was emotionally up and down during the performance, “When you see the persecution, it’s really bad. It’s awful . Makes you want to be able to do something about it.”

Commenting on the same issue Ms. Fitzgerald said, “I think a lot of people around the world have absolutely no idea that that’s going on in China.”

With respect to the traditional Chinese culture that Shen Yun is bringing back to life, Ms. Fitzgerald said, “It was nice to see the Chinese culture. It’s something that we have not really seen before in a performance, really beautiful, yes, and quite touching.

“It’s a tradition. You definitely don’t want to lose that. … Everyone in China should know about the Chinese culture, like any other culture in the world, people should be proud of it. It’s beautiful, it’s stunning. They really shouldn’t hide it because everybody here seemed to really love it.”

With reporting by Martin Murphy and Tianzeng Cuiand

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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