GOLD COAST, Australia—Nicole Rowles just could not wait for Shen Yun Performing Arts to arrive again in the Gold Coast, Queensland. This year she had the chance to see Shen Yun for the second time and was just as impressed.
Ms. Rowles works as a journalist for Channel 9 and NBN news, after completing a Bachelor of Journalism degree at The University of Queensland. She also has a background of professional dance, moving to Paris at 17 to dance with “Moulin Rouge,” before she returned to Australia to study.
“It’s technically perfect. It’s perfectly synchronized. It’s an amazing experience to watch,” she said, after attending the opening performance of Shen Yun at the Arts Centre Gold Coast on Mar. 4.
But beyond the precision, she emphasized the unique feeling she felt watching the dancers.
“I think what’s really special about Shen Yun, is the feeling you get when you watch it … there’s this incredible heart that comes with the precision of these perfectly mastered dancers,” she said.
“There’s more than just precision. It’s motion, it’s feeling, it’s story telling. And all that comes together to create that joy that you experience when you watch it.”
New York-based Shen Yun has been transporting audiences through 5000 years of Chinese civilization, ever since it started touring the world a decade ago.
Their mission is to revive traditional Chinese culture by depicting stories and legends that span China’s vast history from the Yellow Emperor, Tang dynasties, all the way to the modern day.
For Ms. Rowles, bringing these stories to light is a precious thing. While watching the performances she could not help but feel joy.
“It’s such joy and such exuberance to watch these beautiful stories that are being brought back to life after so many years. It’s such a special experience to watch that and be able to share that with people around the world,” she said.
“It’s just amazing to watch the stories come to life in such vibrant colours. When you leave and you walk away, it’s just a feeling of … absolute exuberance, it’s amazing.”
Ms. Rowles wanted to thank the dancers for putting their hearts into the performances and bringing it to the Gold Coast. She appreciates Shen Yun for giving audience members the feeling of joy, “it’s so special to watch.”
Reporting by NTD Television and Bowen Xiao
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.
Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time. We have proudly covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.