The Hon Tammy Franks Says Shen Yun ‘Utterly Divine’

April 29, 2017

“It was utterly divine. I’ve never seen anything quite like it.”

“Just exquisite, quite beautiful—the athleticism, the artistic merit—quite stunning. And the humour all came together beautifully.”

“I think the female dancers for me are so stunningly exquisite. They’re very much athletic in their own right, but they’re so graceful.”

“You don’t notice that it’s such a large group because nobody is out of sync, and they’re all on-point. And when you know that, you have thought how difficult it is to do the moves that they’re doing, in the way that they have. You know that they have extraordinary talent.”

“The music was sensational. It provided a real light and shade to the program that was on display.”

“The stories and the narrative, and the vignettes—I learned a lot in a very short space of time. It didn’t feel like an education at all, but I know a lot more [about the culture] now than I did a few hours ago.”