NEW YORK—Isaura Simon and Adam Faulk used the same two adjectives to describe their experience of Shen Yun Performing Arts at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center Friday night: “Graceful and Powerful,” said Mr. Faulk, a web developer.
“It was all so powerful, it’s like the grace, the strength, the expressiveness—it’s lovely,” said Ms. Simon, her praise echoing her companion’s. Ms. Simon is a graphic designer, specializing in fantasy art. She has previously done work for Tyranny Games and is currently working on an upcoming game from Magtronic. She and Mr. Falk have also worked on a digital novel together based on a story they both wrote.
Ms. Simon said she admired the colors and fabric of the costumes—most of which are made of silk.
The two theatergoers also agreed that the song and dance both held powerful messages.
“The dances say so much,” said Ms. Simon, who found it hard to put into words her appreciation and understanding.
“Telling a message or a moral, that’s the proper way to do it, in song and dance,” said Mr. Faulk. The New York-based Shen Yun company was a sight Mr. Faulk lamented could not be seen in China. Shen Yun revives 5,000 years of Chinese culture that has been lost since the Chinese Communist Party took power.
“I didn’t know that you couldn’t have a show like this in China. They don’t show anything the state doesn’t approve of. That’s a real shame,” said Mr. Faulk.
Reporting by Pamela Tsai and Tara MacIsaac.
Shen Yun Performing Arts will perform at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater through Jan. 16. For more information visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org