“The three solo singers were excellent.”
“I was taken by the colour and the movement. I thought it was really engaging, it was terrific. I really enjoyed it,” Mr. Brown said.
Ms. Rutherford wished that more of her students were able to see Shen Yun and she wants to bring more next year.
“The choreography was the best, this was shown in the performance. The choreographer of this performance must be the God of dancing."
“Such choreography is really great, unbelievable,” Ms. Ruban said.
“The show itself is the most amazing combination of the most beautiful aspects of the arts that you could possibly imagine," Ms. Durham said.
“The soprano and the tenor, they were absolutely wonderful … That was the finest tenor I’ve ever heard."
"The costumes [are] definitely amazing," said Ms. Norton. “Amazing colours."
Ms. Ammeraal said of Shen Yun: “It's very good. I'm enjoying the music, the costumes. The back scenery is fantastic. It's very enjoyable."
“I am loving it, it is fantastic, it is very vibrant, very colourful,” Ms. Lawis said of the “beautiful costumes.”
“The backdrop was a real treat because it shows you China, the Chinese background. It was just wonderful, so different.”
“Everyone would appreciate it, different age groups, everyone—it was great. Go and see it.”
"I was so happy they had a live orchestra and the orchestra was fantastic, and the dancing was extraordinary."
Helen said that she was pleased to see that this universal message of good triumphing over evil coming through the performance.
“Amazing,” said Lakota John, an American Indian spiritual healer. “The spirit of the dancers—just off the chart.”
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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."