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Shen Yun 'Exciting and Fun'
Posted on Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 7:12 am
by IDMA Editor

It was an enthusiastic audience at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre on Friday night, Feb. 11, when Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company presented the grandeur of classical Chinese dance and music.

Harry Broos, a social worker, was there, grateful he had been encouraged by a family friend to see the New York-based performance company.

Harry had found it interesting to see Chinese culture presented with scenes from ancient times alongside contemporary scenes of oppression.

Although he did not know much about Chinese dance, he also found that interesting, noting that there seemed to be both dance moves and martial arts.

Chinese classical dance is part of China’s 5,000-year-old history and is considered to be the forerunner of martial arts and influential in a range of dance styles.

Harry enjoyed the costumes and was also pleased to see one particular performance, Monkey King Outwits Pigsy.

"The costumes are great,” he said. “And the pigsy dance took me back to my childhood. I was a big Monkey Magic fan,” he explained. "It was good.”

It was, however, the singing and music that Harry enjoyed most.

“The opera singers have been extraordinary,” he said, and the orchestra “was fantastic.”

Harry said he would recommend to his friends to see Shen Yun, saying, Shen Yun gave “a good insight into Chinese mythology” and was “exciting and fun.”

Graphic designer, Greg Hamdanisukendro, originally from Indonesian with a Chinese background. (Shar Adams/The Epoch Times)

Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company will perform in Sydney, Australia, at the Capitol Theatre through to Feb. 23. For more information on future performances, visit

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