Shen Yun Performing Arts continues its 2019 World Tour in Sydney from March 6 to 10. Due to popular demand, an extra performance has been added on Sunday night.
Peter Cousens, an Australian actor and the artistic director of the Talent Development Project was impressed after watching Shen Yun.
“It’s wonderful. Quite superb and quite fascinating,” said actor Peter Cousens. “It was pretty extraordinary. And the fact that it has influenced a lot of Western ballet and Western movement, and Western contemporary ballet as well. And also I think I like the mythology of the stories.”
“I would say this is a magnificent production,” said David Flint, an Australian legal academic. “I am very impressed and I would like to very warmly congratulate the artistic director for such a superb achievement.”
“I think also the projection is really wonderful,” said Cousens. “The way they’ve been able to fit that into perspective that actually seems very fluid the way it translates to coming from the projection onto the stage. It’s fantastic.”
Established in 2006, New York-based Shen Yun revives 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through the performing arts.
In less than ten minute segments, Shen Yun dances recount ancient myths, bygone heroes, or celestial paradises. Whether set in the past or in contemporary China, every dance embodies traditional Chinese values.
“History, culture, as mankind, humankind have progressed, music, dancing … these are things that refine and uplift the human soul. These are things that make us different from the animal kingdom,” David John Clarke, member of the legislative council said. “We’re created by God and I think that that program emphasizes that theme—that everything stems from God.
“I think we have a lot to know and see from that and this gives us a glimpse of what traditional culture is like. I think it is so important that this be preserved and this be shown to other people across the world.”
NTD News, Sydney