Mr. Derek Paige who thought the Shen Yun performance was “brilliant.”
“I think that it was a very good expedition, a discovery of culture. I like the peaceful message in there and that it’s what every person wants.”
Mr. Ratnahara was pleased that the traditional Chinese instruments, such as the pipa [also known as the Chinese lute] had been introduced into the programme.
Jennifer Evans, a dance teacher: "The timing of the dancing with the sets—outstanding!”
Barbara Shannon: “It was interesting because you had the Western music and the Chinese music … I liked the idea of it being mixed.”
Marie Jarosch, a coach and a qigong teacher was brimming with joy after being immersed in the exhilarating presentation founded in New York in 2006.
Many of Susan Stirling friends who saw last year’s performance told her about this year’s performance.
Jean Kibblewhite and her daughter were ecstatic after watching the New York-based company on Tuesday evening.
Amarjeet Singh: “They are a vibrant culture. I would say [of] diverse cultures each having their own way of life … and I would say—a mixture of happy and sad.”
“The music was very good and it was interesting to see the different, if you like, cultures within that orchestra,” said Mr. David Coleman.
Diana Ross: “They are all talented and it's vibrant—it's actually quite uplifting. I love the fact that there were comical elements to it as well.”
Carol Miller had brought her daughter, Mala, to see Shen Yun to celebrate Mala's birthday.
Sylvian Filliol: “Plenty of colour, plenty of music, plenty of movement. I enjoyed seeing it.”
Shen Yun arrives in Wellington playing the first of two shows tonight at the capital's prestigious St. James Theatre.
“It is great. It kind of tells a story very quickly, and it also kind of creates depth."