Photoblog: Journey Across Asia-Pacific (2)
After the last blog entry, many friends commented: “Hey, looks like you guys had a lot of great food in Asia!” To tell the truth I was a bit embarrassed by this remark so for the past two days, I have been asking fellow company members for more photos – of anything other than food! This actually proved to be quite difficult.
Anyone who has been to Taiwan must have wonderful memories of the tastes and smells of the various refreshments. For many of our Western-born performers, especially those who have never been to Taiwan before, everything (from regional delicacies to night market treats) provided a fascinating and novel taste sensation.
Of course, the Asia-Pacific isn't only renowned for its delicious food. Here, I truly felt the impact that the incredible landscape had on the people, who seemed full of respect and veneration for their unique environment. This photo blog also includes pictures of some incredible memories from Australia for everyone's viewing pleasure.
As we travel around the world with Shen Yun, there are many things that we cannot capture with our cameras. We often come upon things that are indefinable; a special local custom or feeling that words alone cannot express; something we have to feel and remember with our hearts. Something similar happens to us as we perform. When we are on stage, we’re actually using different artistic abilities to communicate with audience members. We listen with our hearts to perceive and comprehend their thoughts and feelings so that we can respond through our performance.
Anyway, back to the topic at hand. Let’s continue with our reminiscences from our last photo blog. Our third stop on 2011’s Asia-Pacific tour was Australia!
Master of Ceremonies
May 18, 2011