CLEVELAND, Ohio—As a Tai Chi teacher, Teryle Ciaccia was especially well equipped to appreciate Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company. “I loved it. I thought it was very good,” she said, after seeing the Dec. 22 performance at the Ohio State Theater.
She has taught the traditional form of exercise, which originated in China, for over 20 years.
Ms. Ciaccia said, “I thought the production was wonderful. They’re very talented.”
Ms. Ciaccia admired the costumes. She said, “The costumes were exquisite and they are very talented performers. Enjoyed it very much.”
Shen Yun is known for its exquisite hand made silk costumes. “Every costume in a Shen Yun performance is presented with brilliant colors, displaying a splendid spectacle—from the Tang Dynasty’s “Raiment of Rainbows and Feathers” to imperial dragon robes, phoenix coronets, and cloud capes, from the civil official’s headdress and robes to the warrior’s helmet and armor, and from the traditional rightward cross-collared Han clothing to the ethnic attire of the Manchurian, Tibetan, Dai, Mongol, and Uyghur ethnic groups,” according to the company’s website.
To her, the experience was “a show worth watching and very enjoyable.”
Reporting by NTD Television and Mary Silver.
New York-based Shen Yun has three companies that tour the world each year on a mission to revive 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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