VANCOUVER, Canada—Donna and Kyla Majeau, sisters who have had dance training in ballet, jazz, and hip-hop, were bowled over by Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver on Feb. 4.
“We are just amazed,” said Donna. “We are taken aback at how good it is.”
“It is very beautiful, lots of beautiful colours,” said her sister. “The costumes are just absolutely amazing.”
Shen Yun tours the world each year bringing about a renaissance of China’s authentic traditional culture. Through classical Chinese dance, the New York-based company takes the audience on a journey through China’s 5,000-year history.
“It is very beautifully choreographed,” said Donna, an interior designer.
“The music too, the piano, is really nice,” said Kyla. “A terrific job on it, that’s for sure.
Each said the performance helped them understand more about China’s ancient history and culture. Kyla added that it had a positive effect on her mood.
“Very happy, hopeful, it makes you feel happy,” she said, adding that she particularly enjoyed Playful Little Monks.
“The monks are good. I love the monks. Very playful and very interesting and very cute,” said Kyla.
“The tenor is very good,” said her sister, referring to Tian Ge, who sang Hope of Returning Home.
“It is very good feeling to watch this.”
Reporting by Jeanne Ouyang and Joan Delaney
Shen Yun’s New York Company will perform one more show in Vancouver before leaving Canada. The production will return in April to perform in Calgary, Edmonton, and Regina.
For more information visit www.ShenYunPerformingArts.org.