Tax Bureau Director: ‘I’ve never seen such a wonderful performance’

March 30, 2012 Updated: August 14, 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—After seeing Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company at the JhungShan Auditorium in Taichung on March 29, Taichung City Government Local Tax Bureau Director Chi-ming Tsai said he was amazed by the magnificent performance.

Impressed by the rich connotations of the Chinese culture showcased by Shen Yun, as well as the perfect synchronization of the dynamic backdrops and the performance on the stage, Mr. Tsai exclaimed, “It was really amazing. I’ve never seen such a wonderful performance.”

Tickets for the performance were all sold out and some 1,700 local and foreign audience members were fascinated to see the essence of the traditional Chinese culture presented by Shen Yun. Mr. Tsai and his wife said they had missed seeing Shen Yun last year, so they were very happy to see it this time.

Mr. Tsai said he especially appreciated the animated effect of the dynamic backdrops and the programs How the Monkey King Came to Be and The Dafa Practitioner’s Magical Encounter. He said, “It is very special. There was a theme for each program, and it was fully interpreted [by the performers]. The title of every program and its content are very consistent. I was really overwhelmed today.”

He noted the strength, dignity, and refinement of the warriors of the Qing Dynasty, China’s final dynasty, in the program Qing Imperial Guards, saying, “It was really very overwhelming, with very stong and powerful energy.”

Ms. Tsai was also impressed by the programs Dance of the Qiang People, which depicts the lifestyle of the people living in southwestern China, and Lotus Leaves, which evokes scenes of a flowering lotus garden in the summertime. He said, “The Dance of the Qiang People was full of the characteristics of the frontiers, and the use of the fans in the program Lotus Leaves was very creative.”

As a local government official, Mr. Tsai was especially touched by the song What is the Meaning of Life? sung by soprano Chia-Ning Hsu. He wistfully said that he rarely had time to calm himself down to ponder the ultimate meaning of life. He added, “The meaning of life interpreted by [the soprano] seemed to have enlightened me. The connotations of the lyrics on the backdrops indeed gave me a lot of inspiration in the depths of my heart.”

Reporting by Deman Dai & Billy Shyu

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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