German ballet dancer moved by Shen Yun

Cologne, Germany. — To understand how much sweat and tears are needed to perform an inspiring performance like Shen Yun art, you need someone walking in the shoes of a professional dancer.

Tanya and Julio Asevedo are professional ballet dancers and now have their own dance school. They shared respect for Shen Yun dancers, knowing that other audiences often underestimate the amount of work required for such works.

“I’m from this field. I know how difficult it is, especially if everyone moves at the same time. Of course, it’s ballet. Our cold ballet also has a lot of practice and a lot of work. It’s necessary. Getting it right is a daunting task, “said Mrs. Acevedo.

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Julio Asebed performed the Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Musical Dome Cologne on January 9, 2022. (NTD)

“We’re former dancers, so we’re always thinking. There’s a lot of work behind it. Most spectators underestimate it and don’t know how many hours it will take to do such a show. It takes thousands of hours for dancers to practice and train every day to put it together. For us, we have to practice every day, whether on New Year’s Eve or Christmas. I’m always happy to see such things, always applaud, and always get a lot of inspiration, “says Acevedo.

They praised the performers with their bright smiles, despite any difficulties they might face.

“As artists, we stand on stage and show the audience a fantasy, a story. I don’t know what the pain is. [they] Have got.perhaps [they] I have headaches, foot pains, joint pains, and muscle pains. That is also part of the dance. Of course, we don’t show it to the audience, “said Mrs. Asebed.

“They may get sick and have headaches, but when they play on stage, they see their smiles,” she added.

Based in Newyork, Shen Yun dancers are trained in classical Chinese dance, a dance style with thousands of years of history.

“We certainly see the similarities to ballet, which makes ballet even more enjoyable for us,” said Mrs. Asebed.

“I also like Chinese culture very much. I think this girl’s lightness is very beautiful. I might teach that in my next work,” Acevedo added.

The couple enthusiastically recommended Shen Yun to their friends and family.

“I recommend it. Go there and see for yourself and check this out. It’s very interesting and beautiful,” said Mrs. Asebed.

“Of course, I can recommend it and applaud it out loud,” Acevedo added.

Report by NTD and Mariahan.

The Epoch Times Shen Yun performing arts.. Since the founding of Shen Yun in 2006, we have taken up the reaction of the audience.