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Shen Yun’s ‘Artistic performance was really phenomenal’ update 1

2019-03-07 20:02
Coming from Lausanne, the Radumilo family traveled to Geneva to attend Shen Yun’s last performance on Sunday, March 3, 2019. Tina, a molecular biologist, and her husband Slobodan, Vice President and General Manager of Diabetes Care EMEA, a global medical technology company, were at the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices (BFM) in Geneva with their three sons. Mr. Radumilo found New York-based Shen Yun fantastic and tried to understand the reasons for such success. I think the show was really fantastic. You have three ingredients blended really well together. One is just the every component has a story, and through the 2 hours of the show you get the true beauty of the history of the Chinese culture and the perspective. The second is thing is really beautiful costumes, I think and the lighting was fantastic, and then the artistic performance was really phenomenal. I think the skills of every dancer and every performer was fantastic,” Mr. Radumilo said. Indeed, each dance tells a story: an excerpt from a great novel of Chinese literature or a Chinese legend, the daily life of one of the many ethnic groups which populated China, or a story based on real events in contemporary China. The costumes, each handmade, shimmer in the light with brilliant colors and otherworldly fabrics. They recreate the dress of the imperial Tang Dynasty courts, of celestial beings, the Mongolian peoples, and so on. But it is also the skills of Shen Yun dancers, the world’s foremost trained artists of classical Chinese dance, that make the difference. Classical Chinese dance is a complete dance system that is thousands of years old and has been enriched over the years by the dynasties. Mrs. Radumilo described many of the ethnic and folk dances presented by Shen Yun, which show the wide diversity of China. She pointed out the Mongolian horseback riders in the steppes, a piece with all male dancers, and the graceful women of the Yi, spinning in their brilliantly colored skirts. "It can bring a lot, one part is the history, the joy of life, the colors, the energy, also dance, masculine dance is really masculine dance, women are really like women dance, I really, I really loved everything together that is blended," said Mrs. Radumilo. As a mother of three boys, Mrs. Radumilo was particularly delighted with the attention her children were able to give to the performance. “They are young but they managed to spend two hours watching the show … They are 7, 11, and 13 years old, they were very attentive,” she said. “They had fun and they were laughing, it was incredible, incredible! So I think that says a lot about the show too!” NTD News, Geneva, Europe