Shen Yun Performing Arts’ six touring companies’ world tour continued with performances in Australia, Germany, France, and the United States February 11-19, 2019.
The Shen Yun New York Company at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, in Escondido, California on Feb. 17, 2019. The company put on 11 sold-out shows in Escondido Feb. 7-17.
The Shen Yun Global Company presented two sold-out shows at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Feb. 16, 2019.
The Shen Yun World Company’s last performance in Melbourne, Australia, at the Regent Theatre on Feb. 17.
“I Was Taken Back to That Time”
Grammy Award-winning music producer Kevin Mackie attended Shen Yun’s performance in Philadelphia on Feb. 13, 2019.
“I felt that it took me back, hundreds of years, watching and learning,” Mr. Mackie said.
“I really felt I was taken back to that time of life in China,” he said.
Visual and performing arts professor Ron Jessee is a faculty member at California State University San Marcos in San Diego. He saw Shen Yun’s performance at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido on Feb. 15, 2019.
“The melding of choreography and gorgeous music, lush orchestration is just magnificent,” Mr. Jessee said.
“I just think it melds together with the dance and the music and the singing and the acting that’s going on the faces of the dancers, costuming. It all works together.
“The dancers are magnificent… It’s just stellar to see that, a lot of coordination and the ability to… carry it off in such a beautiful way,” he said.
‘Bringing that Divinity from inside out’
Philadelphia city Councilman Mark Squilla saw Shen Yun perform in Philadelphia on Feb. 15, 2019, and said the programs showed how morality and love are so important to the world today.
“They feel good and it makes you feel good. … You feel alive and you feel good about yourself [when you’re watching it],” he said.
“It’s them willing to show how they feel inside, bringing that divinity from inside out.
“Unbelievable—It’s the best thing anybody could ask for,” Mr. Squilla said.
Visual arts teacher Hilary Breman saw Shen Yun perform at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia, on February 17, 2019.
“Oh, the complementary colors involved and the beauty of movement is absolutely exceptional,” Ms. Breman said.
“It’s very enjoyable, there’s a great variation of different styles from different periods in China—and the content is absolutely wonderful,” she said.
Former principal French Horn of the Delaware County Symphony Orchestra Michael Kelly saw Shen Yun perform in Philadelphia on Feb. 15, 2019.
“Those are top-of-the-world skills on those instruments, they have to be,” he said. “I can’t believe that there’s another better player [of] that two-string instrument (erhu) in the world than the one that we heard tonight.”
“The most important thing that caught me the most was the absolute simultaneity of the choreography. Everything was perfect,” Dr. Kelly said.
“The athleticism of all the dance movements, the artistry of the movements that they made, they were so beautiful,” he said.
Shen Yun continues its world tour with upcoming performances in College Station, Texas, on Feb. 21; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, from Feb. 25 to 26; Roubaix, France, from Feb. 21 to 23; and Perth, Australia, from Feb. 21 to 23.
For more information on tickets and dates, please visit http://shenyun.com.