Kent Swig

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Shen Yun Performing Arts Debut

This January 6th I attended the debut of Shen Yun Performing arts, a display of Chinese culture, at Lincoln Center. As a Chinese History major at Brown University, I have a deep appreciation and understanding of the Chinese arts and culture. While at first I was a little apprehensive that an American audience would be able to grasp the deep and subtle meaning of this rich and complex culture, the Shen Yun did an incredible job presenting their work. To convey to an American audience for the first time the subtleties and nuances of the Chinese culture is very difficult indeed, but the emcees of the event helped guide the audience through with great ease and by adding humor and entertainment in between the performances to help relieve any lecture type presentation.
I hope that the Shen Yun performance, which will be playing in Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater before continuing with its American Tour, will help educate Americans more about the Chinese culture in a real and exciting way. Today, our diplomatic relationship with China is essential, and it is important to understand their traditions and their history in order to form a more cohesive bond with them. I am proud of the incredible performance that the Shen Yun did, and hope that many will learn from it.


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January 30, 2011 at 12:16 pm

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