KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company graced the stage of the Music Hall in Kansas City on April 13, performing to an enthusiastic audience. It was a beautiful spring evening with red buds and crabapple trees blooming at the theater's doorsteps. Among the audience was Olga Hayashi, international, multilingual agent, from Overland Park, KS.
Ms. Hayashi was impressed by the performance. She said, "I thought it was great, the colors, and the whole performance, everything was great."
She noted that the overture was also great.
Shen Yun's mission is to revitalize ancient Chinese culture with story telling of ancient myths and legends through colorful costumes, classical Chinese, ethnic and folk dance, solo vocalists and original composed music. The music features both Chinese and Western instruments from the Shen Yun Orchestra.
Ms. Hayashi wanted to see the show after her sister-in-law sent her flash clips about the performance that they had just seen. "I was so jealous because I could not see it." But, she got over it.
Later, Ms. Hayashi saw that Shen Yun was to be in KC. "I said, that’s my time."
"It’s hard to say which part I liked most," Ms. Hayashi said. "I liked the whole entire show."
Her father was from Japan and her mother from Austria, and so she learned about Asian culture from her father.
Shen Yun Performing Arts is embarking on its largest number of performances in a Midwest city with 10 shows at Chicago's Civic Opera House from April 15-24. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org