COSTA MESA, Calif.—“It’s amazing, the show is fantastic,” said Rodolfo Jimenez of the Shen Yun Performing Arts show he saw on March 11 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. “Every performance [piece] is really different, … it’s colorful, and I’m really enjoying it.”
Mr. Jimenez is a television actor and host, who has appeared in numerous Spanish-language TV series, as well as in The Real Housewives of Miami.
Shen Yun combines music and dance to bring to life China’s ancient traditional culture. The Shen Yun website explains: “A Shen Yun performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops—together creating one spectacular performance.”
Mr. Jimenez was extremely impressed with the quality of Shen Yun.
“Let me tell you something, when we are in the business, it’s even harder, because we’re criticizing every single detail,” he said. “But this is amazing. Everything has been put out there on a 100 percent basis; it’s perfection. It’s amazing, that’s all I can say.”
A Shen Yun performance consists of several short dance pieces, each telling a story or portraying some element of China’s traditional culture. As the website explains, “Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture.”
Mr. Jimenez felt he gained new knowledge about China’s culture from the show.
“I’m learning a lot about the culture of [China], I’m learning about how amazing [the Chinese people] are,” he said. “And I’m just enjoying it.”
Reporting by Flora Ge and Ben Bendig
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit Shen Yun Performing Arts.
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