New York-based Shen Yun took the enthusiastic audience by surprise, responding with prolonged applause and a standing ovation at the end.
“I am loving it very much, because we don't get a chance to see a lot of Chinese classical dance,” Sowmya Dakshinamurti said.
For Ms. Dakshinamurti, Shen Yun's presentation was a window into new possibilities.
Janice Ristock was highly impressed by the Shen Yun Performing Arts show she attended at Winnipeg's Centennial Concert Hall on Thursday night.
Shen Yun Performing Arts closed its Winnipeg run Thursday evening to a standing ovation from an appreciative audience at Centennial Concert Hall.
“I find the show so beautiful â€¦ overall it's spectacular, brilliant."
“I really enjoyed it. I thought it was just lovely, quite exquisite and eloquent,” Christine Melnick said.
“Beautiful,” she said. “Wonderful artists—very talented.”
"We are a very culturally diverse city so this is a fabulous place for them to come and I hope they will consider coming back again.”
Mary Scott enjoyed the dance and music of Shen Yun and remarked on the recurring theme in the show that goodness will always prevail.
MP Anita Neville especially liked the choreography of the Lanterns dance and “the rhythm that came with it.”
“I didn't realize there were so many dances that were in that culture, and of course I've always been impressed by it,” said Mr. Eichler.
“I'm totally enjoying this evening."
Ms. Smith added that she “loved the humorous bits too.”
“You know it's actually seeing traditional Chinese culture, which you don't get to see—most of us don't know about it. So, it's really quite beautiful.”
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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."