Friday, December 21, 2012

Shen Yun


For the Chinese, the words evoke
a sense of wonder, magic,
and the divine. The grandeur
of the fantastically rich culture
of classical China brought to life;
brilliantly choreographed dance,
mesmerizing orchestral composition,
magnificently costumed dancers
moving in poetic arrangements
evoking pastoral beauty,
imperial drama, the glory
of an ancient civilization.
A magical revival
of Chinese culture, the exploration
of the connection
between humankind
and the higher universe.

More than an art,
a way of being.

Shen Yun is a 5,000 year-old Chinese art involving dance, music, elaborate costumes, and story-telling.  For the performers, it is a way of life, even a form of worship.

© 2012 Catherine Giordano

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