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Reflection of a Beautiful Culture

2019-03-18 03:01
Shen Yun Performing Arts has undertaken the ambitious mission to restore 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture. On March 15, at the Lincoln Center in New York, the company continued to share this vision with the world. "I thought it was a beautiful production, for a gorgeous culture that has obviously been artistically repressed for sadly forever," said Richard Klein, an attorney. "I thought it was a magnificent portrayal of what this culture is, and it was just gorgeously produced." "I think it’s all a reflection of a beautiful culture, that has not been able to thrive and express themselves throughout the world the way they should be able to," said Klein. "But it’s a magnificently layered complex culture, and it’s full of energy and it’s full of optimism, I thought. Traditional Chinese culture is said to be divinely inspired. Through the performing arts, Shen Yun strives to bring this rich history and culture to audience members throughout the world. "I think each story had its own spirituality," said Klein. "It’s obvious, and I think that without that, it wouldn’t be the same type of performance." "I would say that the art was magnificent," he said. "The screen, the performance. The observational production was magnificent, and it was something I’ve never seen anything like that before, and I go to a lot of art." "I thought that it was a portrayal of people who are trying to just express what they should be able to express without any limitations, and I thought it was beautiful," said Klein. Forward Thinking MarieLine Grinda, a signer and songwriter found the performance compelling and expressed her appreciation. "I find that the show is actually very forward thinking and showing us a different side of China that we didn’t know about, and I’m happy to be here," said Grinda. "I think it’s a great idea, anything that is authentic and true to anybody's culture should be respected and brought back," she said. "I think spirituality is important and from what I understand, it was lost a little bit in China for so many years, and to see it in such a beautiful show and brought to us in such a modern way and very comprehensible, is very attractive," said Grinda. "I’m very impressed." NTD News, New York