Andrew Kennedy: “It’s a very interesting display of Chinese culture. We are seeing a lot of different ethnic groups represented, and it’s very interesting.”
Warm summer sunshine brought hundreds of tourists and city dwellers to QPAC’s Lyric Theatre to see Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company perform from Feb. 1-3.
Mr. Smith found "the elegance and the grace of the Chinese culture" appealing, adding that the show was "wonderful."
The couple also enjoyed the orchestral blend of Eastern and Western instruments, and the solo vocalists, in particular, “the lady singing, also, was a beautiful touch in [...]
The diverse storytelling kept Ms. Booth spellbound throughout the performance. She found the 5,000 years of Chinese culture presented in Shen Yun intriguing as it went back [...]
"I was recommended to come here by a number of friends. And my wife and myself have come up tonight and are enjoying the show immensely.”
Community Radio presenter Diana Andrews thought Shen Yun Performing Arts performance at the Lyric Theatre on Saturday night, Feb. 2, was “spectacular” and “outstanding.”
Mr. Williams said he would recommend Shen Yun to 100 percent of his friends, adding “it is well worth every cent.”
Mr. Ianusi was highly appreciative of the costuming. "I really enjoyed the show today because the elegance of the clothing."
“There’s a lot of Chinese culture that lot of the world don’t get to see, and it needs to be shown, because it’s so beautiful and humble.”
“Personally I believe that if you do good, you will get good back, so if everyone believes in that, the more chance that everyone will do good and it will make the world a [...]
"All of the costumes were amazing—so vibrant and colorful and exciting."
“We love it,” Mrs. Jacqueline Kelly said after the show. “This evening’s just been wonderful.”
“I think as a performer, you should strive to be the best you can. All of the performers in Shen Yun dance company do that. Everyone is operating as the best as they can. [...]
The program also includes solo operatic performances, and the soprano, Min Jiang, singing "Heavenly Secret" moved Ms. Tuii to tears.
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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."