"For me, it is of great importance that such values are actually brought to the public, not through intellectual discourse, but in leading by example through beauty, [...]
"I'm certain that much love and manual labor was needed to make these costumes. The total look is luxurious, gorgeous, and I am impressed."
"Additionally, I loved the pictures on the backdrop, the costumes in those special colors and the movements, the artists—very impressive."
"I will tell people what I have experienced watching this show and how fantastic it is," Rolf Huni said.
Dr. Junghard was astounded by the Chinese and Western instruments' tonal quality.
"This show is remarkable and absolutely beautiful," said Mr. Kaurinovic.
There was so much energy. It was very impressive—the colors and the movements," said Mr. Ragginger.
"I'm fascinated by the many new elements that I found in this year's performance. This show represents to me a new world."
"Shen Yun takes the audience to a world that is good and truthful and where beauty and purity will remain forever," Mr. Mossinger said.
"I loved the beautiful costumes and I was fascinated by the colors and the pictures on the backdrop given my profession. I love colors and they came across perfectly."
"I was deeply touched. Then I thought, there has to be truth in what we are seeing on stage."
Dr. Eschmann also enjoyed the projected animated backdrops, calling them "beautiful pictures." "It all speaks to the heart and mind."
"I found great pleasure this evening. I will invite my friends to the show and recommend the Shen Yun to others."
"We gained a deeper impression of China's culture. Presenting all of it through music and dance was very effective."
"Then, on the other hand, the dance performances tonight provided me with a feeling of lightness, similar to how one perceives flying and gliding. How fascinating!"
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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."