NORTHRIDGE, Calif.—New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts is devoted to displaying the world the true nature of Chinese language tradition because it was within the pre-communist period.
The corporate’s ambition is just not solely to show the panorama of classical Chinese language dance and music however to inform the story of China’s previous and current, all of that are rooted in divine beginnings.
At Shen Yun’s efficiency on the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Middle for the Performing Arts in Northridge, Edmundo Ayala, a dentist was accompanied by his spouse, his daughters, and employees from his dental apply.
After watching Shen Yun, Ayala declared that he had been pleasantly stunned. [Shen Yun] was fascinating and enlightening, he stated.
“I liked the theme, and the sole message that it brings, because it’s not only dancing and acrobatics, it’s also a theme that is really important in our times. People are losing sight of what is really important, and Shen Yun is a way of bringing it back. Bring us back to what is… to be human,” stated Ayala.
Shen Yun’s dances and songs carry divine messages from China’s illustrious previous which legend says have been handed down by heavenly beings to earthly mortals, with a purpose to create a harmonious society.
Ayala commented on the lyrics of Shen Yun’s vocalist.
“I like the part of the song where it says, ‘Be kind and stay loyal to abide by restraint.’ I love it because right now these times are so crazy. People are doing what they want and not what they should be doing. And I was not expecting that. I [came] more for the [performance] than for the message and I think it was touching, it was really touching,” stated Ayala.
Whereas Shen Yun’s dances painting cherished tales from historical China, it additionally depicts the present persecution of the religious apply Falun Dafa by the Chinese language communist regime. Falun Dafa is a mind-body meditation apply from the Buddhist custom.
Ayala gave his ideas on the presentation.
“I think if you have eyes you have to see, and if you have ears you have to listen. And this is a very universal principle that is not only in Chinese culture, it is in every culture. That you have to keep your eyes open and see what it’s like to be in this world, and to leave a mark in this world, abide by those principles and just live your life to the fullest,” he stated.
Ayala stated he was very impressed by Shen Yun’s younger dancers and their connection to Chinese language traditional culture.
“I think it is universal, even if [the culture] comes from another part of the world, it’s universal principles, universal culture, it’s us. It doesn’t define a region and does not define a specific group of people. It defines all humans, everywhere,” he stated.
Second Time Watching
Additionally within the viewers have been Robert Weber, a heart specialist, and his spouse Roxanne Jasper, a boutique proprietor. The couple have been watching Shen Yun for the second time.
“I love the art, I love the dancing, I love the singing, the gracefulness. The orchestra is amazing,” stated Weber.
Weber additionally commented on Shen Yun’s use of 3D know-how.
“The computer graphics are phenomenal! They look real,” he exclaimed.
Weber had realized after watching the items that portrayed the persecution of Falun Dafa, that the Chinese language communist regime was, actually, an evil group.
The efficiency was stunning—the costumes, the colours, the background have been very inventive, stated Jasper.
She totally loved the music and praised Shen Yun’s soprano.
“The music is very calming and beautiful and the scenery, the flowers, and the colors, the harmony—it’s beautiful,” stated Jasper.
“And yes, you do get the message of what goes on in China. Young people just want to go out and exercise and the police come and they beat them, and it’s terrible. It’s terrible that it still goes on. There should be peace and freedom in this world and, unfortunately, it’s not happening fast enough,” she stated.
“You feel [the spirituality.] It’s beautiful! We were very, very impressed and glad we came to see the [Shen Yun] again,” stated Jasper.