Former Ballet Dancer Offers High Praise for Shen Yun’s Artistry

March 16, 2024

Shen Yun Performing Arts graced the stage in Prague, Czech Republic, putting on four performances from March 1 to 4. Audience members said they admired the artistry it presents.

Ladislav Kremlík, a former ballet dancer, was incredibly impressed with what he saw on stage.

“I admire the dancers, first of all. The synchronicity, it’s amazing. I think they are very well-trained. That ballet company is really excellent. I think through the ethnic dances, this culture is deeply related to Chinese history and religion.”

“I was surprised by the ease and energy with which all performances were given. Then there was also a spiritual dimension to all the themes, so that’s nice,” said Petr Uherka, a media school director.

Anna Briestenská, a surgeon, enjoyed the 3D backdrop in Shen Yun’s performance.

“I was surprised by the beautiful background on the screen, so it was kind of really shocking to me how nicely they did it. Really beautiful, I can’t say anything else because it’s a beautiful show.”

“The connection between the animation and the real dance, it’s amazing, it’s breathtaking, it’s beautiful,” said Jindrich Ullrich, lead board director at PPM Factum.

Shen Yun’s mission is to revive the rich culture of China’s 5,000-year-old civilization, and the values it represents. At the center of each Shen Yun performance is classical Chinese dance, one of the most expressive art forms in the world.

“I have to say that the performance is incomparable. You feel like you’re floating. The technical perfection, it’s unbelievable,” said Hana Blaháčková, an HR manager.

“It’s visually very nice. The performers are skilled and you can see that they know their culture,” said Luboš Malys, a supervising engineer and designer.

Shen Yun travels with a live orchestra that uniquely combines both traditional Chinese and Western instruments.

“I am mainly very happy that there is live music here, that there is an orchestra. The musicians and the dance component, how synchronous they are. It’s wonderful for me,” said Adéla Donátová, a musician.

“I was excited by the ethnic instruments because I’m not familiar with them, and the solo on the instrument whose name I can’t recall was phenomenal,” said Ms. Blaháčková.

“To the artists, what I would like to say is that they are perfect. They are perfect, I really liked it. As a former ballet dancer, it was truly a wonderful experience for me,” said Mr. Kremlík.

“It’s really history and art. And it’s really very deep, it touched my heart. All these colors, all this movement, and the music is something really perfect. It’s a pleasure,” said Lilia Gerber, a psychologist.

Shen Yun will be performing in Gdynia, Poland, on March 18 and 19.

NTD News, Prague, Czech Republic