Shen Yun “reaches into your heart”, she said, and it “is working against the red devil".
Ms. Aldine Honey was also enchanted with the traditional Chinese two-stringed instrument, the erhu.
“If Shen Yun continues to perform on a large scale, ... those [Chinese people] who watch the show will realize how long they had been paralyzed."
"I loved the outfits," Mr. Pandit said, "You can tell about the different regions, like the Yi people; they started to dance so differently [from other types of dances]."
“I’ve seen so many paintings of Chinese paintings through the ages and decorations on porcelain ... to see that suddenly in real life was really quite a transformation."
"Even though I lived in China, I never saw this kind of beauty there. China is also mentioning five thousand years of history; however, I have never seen this in China and was [...]
Television presenter Rhoda Wilson found Shen Yun a fantastic experience because she had never watched something like it before. "It gives me a different cultural aspect of [...]
“The beautiful ladies, they were gorgeous,” Nigel Fenner-Fownes said. “How could you not say that they weren’t? Gorgeous in terms of their interpretation, in terms of [...]
Mr. and Mrs. Dikme said they are already planning to bring their family members to Shen Yun in London next year.
"There was soul in the dancing, it wasn’t just movement. You got a feeling that there was a passion. To sum up 5,000 years in 120 minutes is pretty good going," Colin [...]
“The company presents a wonderful, harmonious blend of the past, of the present, and [of] looking to the future,” Lesley Ann Eden said.
“I think it was so clever to mix the traditional with the new as well—like with the orchestra and the way some of the scenes were set in modern China as well as going back [...]
“It was most enjoyable, beautiful, excellent! The performers were second to none, the artists, the colours, were spectacular."
“We knew a bit about Chinese culture, but watching the show gives you more insight into Chinese civilisation which goes back thousands of years.”
“It’s full of colour, it’s full of something which is different and I think it’s good for opening the mind and opening the soul.”
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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."