AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France—After two performances in Nice, the much awaited company Shen Yun Performing Arts has just arrived in Aix-en-Provence where the show has been sold out for several months already.
“It’s beautiful! It’s very light, it’s fabulous. The costumes are exquisite,” said Emmanuel Michaud, a business leader and expert in digital transformation.
Having felt a lot of emotion, Mr. Michaud said he really enjoyed watching the New York-based company. For him, the “lightness” of the performance was synonymous to “a lot of magic, a lot of romanticism.”
Indeed, Shen Yun dancers perform classical Chinese dance, one of the most complete dance systems in the world, with combinations of leaps, flips, spins and other aerial and tumbling techniques, looking as if they defying gravity. The athletic, acrobatic moves of the male dancers and the graceful movements of the female dancers complement each other harmoniously.
Then, the animated digital background contributes to this magic and romanticism, thanks to the exceptional landscapes displayed behind the dancers, which come to life, simulating the characters’ entry or exit into these landscapes.
For Emmanuel Michaud, Shen Yun is achieving its goal of reviving the 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture.
“We can feel there is a lot of history and therefore we feel the weight of China’s history,” Mr. Michaud said.
“We really feel connected with ancient China and it’s very interesting,” he said.
With reporting by NTD Television.
The Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time and has covered audience reactions since the company’s inception in 2006.