WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y.—A graduate from New York's High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, Ms. Washington, said tonight was the first time she had seen such a performance as Shen Yun.
“This is beautiful, I’m really enjoying it, it’s colorful, it’s very festive and I love the culture,” she said. “It’s very beautiful.”
Ms. Washington, now a psychologist at a high school, said her background and talent in music helped her appreciate the show.
“I am enjoying the music, and the [solo] musicians are fabulous,” she said. “The opera singers are wonderful, and the orchestra is phenomenal as well.”
Mother and Daughter Enjoy Shen Yun
Marilyn, a business owner, was taken by the dance Flowing Sleeves.
"The gracefulness, the movement of their arms … [was] just beautiful,” she said.
Draped in long, flowing, silken sleeves, the tremendous feminine grace of Flowing Sleeves is reminiscent of the women of the celebrated Tang imperial court (A.D. 618–907). Their elegance and majestic bearing suggest the magnificence of that era—often regarded as the pinnacle of Chinese civilization.
“It was very beautiful,” Marilyn said. Her young daughter, Elena, said she found it easy to understand the stories in the dances.
Shen Yun performed at the The Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase College on Sunday night.
Shen Yun will be performing two shows in Birmingham, Ala., on Aug. 21 and 22, at the Concert Hall, Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. Then, a five-run show will be held at Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center Opera House from Aug. 26 to 30.
The Epoch Times is a proud sponsor of the Shen Yun Performing Arts 2009 World Tour. For more information please visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org