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Paris shares a 2019 milestone with New York, San Francisco, and Vancouver, Canada, among others. The classical Chinese dance company, Shen Yun Performing Arts, is visiting for the thirteenth year in a row.
“It’s beautiful. It’s beautiful,” said Florence Gautier, a bank executive of CACEIS. “The dancers, the dancers are all more beautiful than each other, the costumes are just beautiful and then the story is fascinating and we get caught up in the show. There, that’s beautiful.”
“I found the show superb, very beautiful costumes for both men and women, very beautiful dances,” said Diego Migliore, a computer specialist. “A Chinese classical dance, I don’t know, with acrobatics … besides it’s a very old civilization that’s over 5,000 years old and we really discover everything, well, dynasties, dances, it’s great. Honestly, I’m delighted.”
“Amazing, amazing,” said Shane Morand, a co-founder of OrGano Gold International. “It was fascinating to see how the performers, it was like they were floating on the clouds, the way they were moving was beautiful, very beautiful.”
“It’s fabulous. It’s fabulous because they’re taking you somewhere. There are optical effects that are, that are wonderful,” said Philippe De Moras, a vice president of High Tech Companies. “Anyway, I would say that you feel like you’re going to the bottom of the screen with someone and that’s quite extraordinary. And there are dances that are very, very well done, very well performed. I have a place that is quite fabulous, I have to admit, which makes me almost in the middle and very very well placed, which brings my eye right to the middle, I can see, as if there were a mirror, the dances. It’s quite extraordinary.”
According to its program book, the performance is an effort born from a mission to revive 5,000 years of divinely inspired Chinese culture and push back against 60 years of communist rule that have systematically nearly destroyed deeply held traditions.
“I think it helps people to really engage and to connect [to divine],” said Morand. “Yeah, and you can feel it in the performers, they really, when you look at them, you can see it in their faces that they’re enjoying [it] and that they love what they do and that’s, it comes out in their performances. That’s something wonderful to see, performers do what they love to do, it’s beautiful.”
“We hope that it can be exported to China afterward because there, it is censored, you can’t see this kind of show, that’s all,” Migliore added. “It’s beautiful. It’s beautiful.”
NTD News, Paris, France