Mr. Butty was so overawed by the Shen Yun artists, he would tell his friends that they must see the show for themselves.
“It was wonderful and perfect, very substantial,” Mr. Labarthe said. “The message was very important ...”
"A step back like this, even if it's just for one evening ... allows us to reflect."
“What touched me is how the music, dance, movements, reflect and enable us to experience profound emotion," Ms. Castongay said.
Aside from other dances, Ms. Shelley said the thunderous drumming sequence, Drummers of The Tang Court would linger in her mind.
"Oh it was really wonderful, amazing. I really liked it," said Ms. Milenkovich.
“Beautiful music. Very calming,” said Ms. Collins.
“I felt it from the movements, in the facial expressions of each artist, this divinity, this dignity."
"I believe that the magic that's emanated from the show just makes us want to go back to real values."
"Listen, I'm telling you, I came with some friends and colleagues and there are quite a few of us who remarked that there are scenes that give you goose bumps, literally."
Mr. Labadi said he enjoyed having the simultaneous translation of the lyrics on the digital backdrop.
Ms. Stakian said Shen Yun artists deserve an award of the highest accord.
Mr. Leyvraz said the show was so fantastic that they did not feel the passage of time.
Shen Yun Performing Arts made its 2009 debut in the ThéÃ¢tre du Léman in Geneva on Tuesday night.
“I would recommend to the people who did not see this show yet to go and see it.
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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."