Former Choreographer: ‘I am just walking on air; I feel so inspired’


Laura Denke, executive vice president of Victory Studios in Seattle, and a former choreographer, said she loved everything about Shen Yun Performing Arts which she saw on April 8 in Seattle.

Ms. Denke was particularly touched by the deep meanings in the performance.

“I love the performance, I think that the numbers are all sensational, they are so well choreographed, and as a choreographer, a former one, I particularly love them,” Ms. Denke said.

Based in New York, Shen Yun has a mission to revive China’s divinely-inspired culture. Ms. Denke touched on the spiritual themes she saw in the Shen Yun performance.

“I like the first opening number, that talked about how we came from a celestial world, and we all came from heaven and down to earth, that we all have missions. I love the singer who carried on that theme.”

She also had high praise for the superb skills of the artists.

“I think that the fluidity and the gracefulness of the dancers are incredible. They are all equally talented, they perform in perfect unison. They are just stunning, and the costumes are amazing. I love how modest the girls are, they all wear little pantalettes underneath their lovely graceful dresses. It is sensational. I love everything about it.”

Ms. Denke was grateful for Shen Yun’s mission to revive China’s traditional culture.

“It is really important that they are doing this work to preserve the Chinese culture, and the Chinese spirituality that is alive, and this mission is critical to keep it alive,” she said.

“If we all believe that people come to the Earth with a mission on Earth, then something to perform, we will have peace, love, and harmony. And I really think this dance company embodies that, and they are spreading that, you really can’t help but feel inspired. I am just walking on air. I feel so inspired in watching it.”

Fang Liu and Yongjin Zhang, NTD News, in Seattle contributed to this report.