“I am so touched! Really, I am so touched! They have fully displayed the profound Chinese culture,” Mr. Cheng said.
Mr. Wang, who mastered in oil painting and sculpture, praised Shen Yun. “Not only were the costumes and colors fascinating, but the digital backdrop were fabulous."
Shih Chun-jen: "During the two-hour show today, the performance was so colorful, full of variety, and the choreography was excellent. The dancers were exceptionally graceful."
Chen Wei-Teh: “The programs enlightened us, presenting the beauty of humanity and human nature through famous traditional Chinese novels and folk tales."
Chou Su-Jie: "The conversations of the masters of ceremonies were so interesting. It’s not often you see Westerners speak such fluent Chinese. The Western emcee even [...]
Mr. Lee (a pseudonym), an artist from China: "Shen Yun is great! Especially the dance, it is absolutely first class!"
Professor Hsueh Ping-Nan: “Shen Yun is able to bring the audience into the realm of traditional Chinese culture and enjoy the beauty of it.”
Su Tian-ci: "Therefore, it is my wish that the magnificence [of the Shen Yun performance] can be spread to every corner of the world. This is just my humble wish.”
“Seeing the legends and myths in Shen Yun’s program gives me a familiar and friendly feeling. I could not find such a performance in China but only overseas.”
Lieutenant General Kao: "This is an exceptionally wonderful performance with a very high level of artistic value. I truly enjoyed it."
“I’ve watched Shen Yun several times in the United States. I returned to Taiwan for my personal art exhibit at the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall in March, and, seeing that [...]
Mei Changkun: “It is really very meaningful. I really admire their tremendous achievements, and I think Shen Yun should come to Taiwan more often.”
Jheng Yanji: “Very touching! It is truly very touching!! In the short two hours, they were able to express the greatness of 5,000 years of Chinese culture. I think that it [...]
Westerners do not know much about the Chinese culture, Huang Shih-yen said, it’s a very good way for them to learn the Chinese culture through classical Chinese dance.
“It was a kind of energy field that brings positive effect on people. That is why I come back every year no matter how busy I am."
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Mr. Liossis also enjoyed the solo vocalists. "It was very nice. I understood the lyrics on the screen, they were very touching," he said.
For David Slocum, one of the founding members of the CNY Ballet Company, Shen Yun was an entirely new experience.
Shen Yun Performing Arts graced the stage at The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater on May 12, delighting the audience with a revival of the oldest culture in the world.
“It lifts my spirit,” Carol Smith said. “I'm absolutely changed by the music.”
“I think it's wonderful just how 'classic' it is,” said Dr. Scharoun of Shen Yun. “I'm really starting to understand a lot of the history of China through the dance.”
Shen Yun Performing Arts presented a revival of the 5,000-year-old Chinese culture at the The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater Sunday night.
Ms. Catherine Koch said the singing was “powerful” and said she hadn't heard the style used by Chinese singers before. “That was really awesome,” she said. “I loved it.”
Mrs. Gao deeply appreciated many aspects of the performance. She said "The orchestra was great! The dancing was excellent. The singing was also awesome."
“I loved the dancing. I love the colors,” Dr. Authur Ostrowski said of the May 12 performance of Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company at the Cadillac Palace Theater.
Dr. Robert Gasior was impressed by the opening number, Descending to the World, and said, "It was superb, I thought everything—was quite excellent."