PORTLAND, Ore.—Jason Lee, an audio and visual technician, was especially pleased with Shen Yun Performing Arts’ perfect attention to detail, especially when it came to the state-of-the-art digital backdrop.
“I really like the integration of the projector screen and the way that it was transitioned to the dancers,” added Mr. Lee, who attended the performance with his wife Liz. “It’s using modern technology in a very subtle way that really enhances the whole experience.”
New York-based Shen Yun seeks to revive 5,000 years of divinely imparted, traditional Chinese culture. Through music, dance, all-original costumes, and dazzling technology, Shen Yun creates one spectacular performance.
Shen Yun’s digital backdrop, in particular, serves as an extension of the stage, transporting the audience to a world where heaven and earth are one.
“I really like the the interaction between the newer technology and the dance, and the way that the characters will go down into the screen and then pop up. It’s all put together very well, very nice effect,” Mr. Lee said.
The technology wasn’t the only thing that piqued his interest. “Oh, well yes, I mean the dancing is incredible,” he said.
“They put a lot of thought into this,” added Mrs. Lee. “Just amazing.”
Mrs. Lee was astonished by the overall breadth of style and excellence displayed by Shen Yun’s dancers. “A really stark contrast from traditional ballet,” she said. “But they move so much more smoothly than in traditional ballet, and I like that this kind of [dance] doesn’t maul your feet forever like … ballet shoes do.”
“Chinese dance is at the heart of what Shen Yun does. Known for its incredible flips and spins, and its gentle elegance, it is one of the most rigorous and expressive art forms in the world,” according to Shen Yun’s website.
Known for being one of the most beautiful art forms in the world, classical Chinese dance leaves audiences uplifted and inspired.
“Oh you guys are doing such a good job,” Mrs. Lee said. “It’s really incredible. So I’m really impressed!”
Reporting by Rachel Huang and Michael Fitzgerald
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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