Thursday, October 21, 2021

Gold winner Marilyn Yang: ‘I have a big responsibility to revive this culture’

Shen Yun Performing Arts’ Marilyn Yang won the Gold Award at the 9th NTD International Classical Chinese Dance Competition, which took place from September 2-5 in New York State.

“It’s something that can only motivate me to work harder in my profession,” she said. “In dance, there’s no such thing as ‘perfect’ or ‘you’ve reached your limit’.”

“What comes with winning gold is a responsibility to do better and bring out the highest art form I can to bring back this lost legacy to people around the world,” she said.

The Classical Chinese Dance Competition is one of a series of international cultural and arts events aimed at promoting traditional culture. In China, this culture has been destroyed by the Chinese Communist Party over the past several decades. The programs are hosted by NTD.

“I think after winning, I have a huge responsibility to revive this culture,” she said. Shen Yun made the art of classical Chinese dance known around the world, and her mission to revive 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture is one that is close to Yang’s own heart.

“Dancing is definitely not something easy, you have to work hard. I think what is important is to have a humble heart and see how you can improve,” she said.

The competition was a prime opportunity to do so, as she could watch and learn from over 100 other dancers.

“No matter how professional someone may seem, they can always learn something from someone who is new, and they can learn from the people around them,” she said.

“Through exploring choreographing, I learned more about myself, and I discovered more characters and things I’m not used to,” Yang said. “This time for the dance competition, I really learned how to push myself and break the barriers that I felt were limiting. I think it will help me in my future dance. “

With reporting by NTDTV.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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