"The dignity of humanity is not lost. It clearly comes through that this art is connected to the cosmic truth. Therefore, they achieve the gracefulness and beauty we have seen [...]
"I found the choreography very impressive. The entire show is so close to you. I felt like jumping up and applauding many times," she said.
"I must say, the introduction was very helpful, because the narration was done in a light and easy way, and so one could follow the sequence of what was presented on stage," [...]
A couple had returned tickets that they had to an opera performance that evening so that they could see the Shen Yun performance. "We returned our tickets, which we had bought [...]
"I enjoyed listening to the tenor and soprano."
"The colors, the musical tones and the backdrop, just about everything was one-of-a-kind."
"The costumes, dances and the entire flow of the show, the many artists, are absolutely fantastic ... Great!"
GÃ¶ran SjÃ¶stedt smiled and said, "Also, the tenor was good. And then of course the reminder about the Falun Gong, how it is handled—you have to remember that is [...]
"The dances were very impressive and in their artistic expression extremely precious."
"I found the Chinese music very rhythmic, very tender and very harmonic. I would call this high spirit music. It was very nice. I was impressed.
Ms. Franke said, "It is amazing how much one can do with just two strings, unbelievable, fantastic!"
"I loved the music," Ms. Schmalfuss said referring to the orchestra with its fusion of Eastern and Western instruments.
"We decided spontaneously to buy tickets for today's show before Christmas," the mayor explained.
Ms. Mesech also particularly enjoyed the dance Handkerchiefs. "It's the fabrics that are turned. This was very unusual."
Mr. Bellman said, "The show was fantastic. This gave us a completely new insight into culture and art, in a way not expected. This is the first time I saw such a show live."
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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."