Donna Karan: Shen Yun is ‘Like Taking a Journey to China’
NEW YORK—Donna Karan, fashion designer and creator of the Donna Karan New York (DKNY) clothing line, said “What I loved about the show was the authenticity of it. It was taking me on a journey to the many aspects of China.”
Ms. Karan, who both sponsored and attended the VIP reception following the show, noted an auspicious harmony within the performance. “When I saw the dance and the beauty of the synergy and the movement, there was not a singular person,” she said. “It moved in unison, which was so beautiful.”
“The voices were extraordinary, absolutely extraordinary, and so were the dances, but what I loved the most was that—even in the costumes—[they] were all in one,” she said.
“I love the Asian aspect of the grounding, and seeing their energy was completely aligned was beautiful,” Ms. Karan said.
Ms. Karan added that when she founded Urban Zen, for herself, it was to “find zen in humanity ... I think tonight was an example of urban zen.”
“It was like taking a journey to China, here in New York,” she said.
June 27, 2011