TAICHUNG, Taiwan—With the JhungShan Auditorium filled to capacity and a few wanna-be audience members stranded outside hoping for any last-minute tickets, Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company again offered the audience plenty of sparkle on Saturday afternoon, March 31, with its performance of classical Chinese dance and music.
Wen-Wu Li, chairman of The Sculpture Association of Taichung, highlighted what he said were some of the wonderful features of the performance. “Shen Yun represents true professionals with iconic quality. The successful blend of costumes and the animated backdrop was truly worth seeing,” he said.
Mr. Li has worked in the wood carving field for more than 30 years and had the highest admiration for all the components of the performance. From the elegance of the costumes, the everlasting changes on the animated backdrop, the musicality of the live orchestra, to the authentic representation of the 5,000-year Chinese history, Mr. Li was deeply impressed.
“The performance by Shen Yun was drawn on real stories from ancient history. When this was combined with present-day technology, coupled with the union of Western and Eastern instruments in the orchestra, everything was exquisite,” he said.
Seeing She Yun for the first time, Mr. Li adored the dramatic appeal of the classical Chinese dance. The fuzzy summer vibe and the radiant colors presented by the program Lotus Leaves left Mr. Li with a memorable experience. He said, “Lotus Leaves was very vivacious, with beautiful costumes mimicking lotus leaves. The colors seen under the stage light were very bright and well-coordinated, emitting a sense of vastness.”
The perfect combination of the live orchestra and the performance on stage also touched Mr. Li for its diligence and charm. He said, “The live performance was superb with perfect coordination. These performers must have trained very hard to reach such true professionalism.”
He concluded by saying that his artistic work would surely be drawing inspiration from Shen Yun.
Reporting by Hui-Ling Dong and Frank Fang.
Shen Yun Performing Arts, based in New York, tours the world on a mission to revive traditional Chinese culture. Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company will perform in seven cities in Taiwan until April 8 and then continue to top venues in Australia and New Zealand.
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