“I’m so thrilled to have listened to the orchestra because of its excellent performance and high caliber,” said Mr. Yuri Revich.
The entire Hummer family was of one thought, which was that the show achieved what it set out to do, to present pure beauty and compassion.
“One is drawn towards a completely different culture and a totally different thought process. The cultural diversity appealed to me the most.”
Mr. Guenther Lorenz was impressed with the performance of the Shen Yun Orchestra, which is unique because it combines traditional Chinese and classical Western instruments to [...]
“I can visualize the amazing dance in step—everything looked so effortless,” she said. “But I know how much training is required to reach that point of lightness.”
“It was amazing and so unexpected in both story and dance method,” said Mr. Roland.
Relating what she had seen to her profession, Ms. Ranacher said, “It is of utmost importance to me personally that culture and art are kept alive and not be destroyed by [...]
“Viewing this show, one sees the perfection, most of all as one can just sit back and let the performance sink in."
“Dancing, music, technical realization, everything was perfect. I was like in a dream and I had to cry many times."
“I really found the musical instruments interesting, then the characteristic movements, different from the ones a European has, the gracefulness, harmony, and delicacy."
Mr. Dostal saw the show from many perspectives, "I've got a very good impression, and now I'm glad that I've got an invitation for this."
The Hon. Peter Osusky, member of the Slovak Parliament: "Today I found out that they change the performance every year. So this one was equally extraordinary, but completely [...]
Ms. Schwentner was glad to have come to the Wiener Stadthalle to see the “hugely impressive, fascinating and unique” Shen Yun performance.
Dr. Walter Reicher was astounded to find "the connection between the Chinese and the Western musical instruments."
David Nikolic, an 18-year-old accordion player and composer: "Since I compose music, I can only say that the entire performance was one huge inspiration for me."
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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."