Shen Yun ‘Took My Breath Away’: Shirley Ballas

April 27, 2023

With heavenly scenes, a live orchestra, and exquisite artistry, Shen Yun performances in London left many audience members inspired. Among them was Shirley Ballas, the head judge of the BBC Television show “Strictly Come Dancing” who saw Shen Yun on April 22.

Ballas was deeply impressed by Shen Yun’s artistry.

“Being an international Latin dancer myself … I appreciate different forms of art, artistic dancing, the quality, the technique the arm styling,” she said. “It’s blown my mind away. I’ve never seen anything quite so beautifully choreographed in my entire life.”

At the center of each Shen Yun performance is classical Chinese dance, one of the most expressive art forms in the world.

“I’ve seen many dancers in my day, being the head judge on Strictly Come Dancing in Great Britain, and seeing these boys and girls today took my breath away,” she said. “Each and every one of them [is] absolutely beautiful.”

Shen Yun showcases the spirit of China’s 5,000-year-old civilization through dance, music, and stories.

“The costumes, the storylines, the beautiful singer in the middle is absolutely beautiful, the soprano,” she said. “It’s an A-star show. People will thoroughly enjoy it once they get their tickets and go for sure.”

“It’s definitely a show that should be seen globally … and anybody who gets the opportunity to see this show, should see it,” she said.

NTD News, London, UK