Detroit: Shen Yun Transports Audience to Divine Realms
The Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company concluded a spectacular five-show run at the Detroit Opera House in Detroit, Michigan on January 23, 2011.
State Representative: Shen Yun 'transports you'
Congresswoman Eileen Kowall of Michigan, thought that there was "a lot that stood out" about Shen Yun, particularly how the dancers moved.
“It was just a different kind of dance; very fluid, graceful, beautiful, and it transports you out of the movement," she said.
Kowall also thought that the high-tech animated backdrops projected behind the dancers were out of this world.
"I thought it was a very enjoyable evening, and I am glad I came," she beamed.
Michigan State Senator Mike Kowall says Shen Yun reminds Chinese of their history
Senator Kowall was full of praise for the show. “I would highly recommend it to everybody!”
“It’s very much interactive, he said, “and you get into it and you start watching the different movements of the dancers. It’s very enjoyable.
“The colors were fabulous, the actors and the dancers were wonderful, and I enjoyed the music very much.”
Mr. Kowall was also wowed by the digital backdrops in Shen Yun.
“The screen was interesting, with the actors going from the screen to the stage. It was different—something that I don’t think American audiences are used to. It’s initially surprising and then you begin to expect it, and you start looking, trying to find the little characters and see which one is going to come down, so it’s kind of fun,” he said.
Mr. Kowall felt that ShenYun had the ability to bring back the spirit and history of Chinese culture.
“After visiting China and working there for a while and seeing how ... there’s a lot of control over the people and people not being able to practice religions, and a variety of different things, so it’s nice to see these types of movements [such as of ShenYun's dancers] because if you lose your history, you forget where you were, you don’t know where you’re going,” he said.
Mr. Kowall concluded by wishing the performers continued success in the future. “I wish them a lot of success; I hope they do very well.”
January 25, 2011