Distinguished attorney Debra Harrell: “I have never seen such a beautiful show, absolutely beautiful!"
Michael Farrell: “I like the vivid colors … it was nice, very nice.”
Darryl Ferguson: “Given all the production work that was done, it was really incredible. The visuals were spectacular.”
Looking beyond the dance, Ms. Desi Citia said she was touched by the stories in the performance.
The Shen Yun orchestra struck Mr. Charles Saul. “The music to me was very nice and very good. The melodies—that's what I liked. It was good."
Rebecca Service, a dancer: "It takes my breath away to see such a beautiful performance.”
American Indian Deborah Ambrey said she felt the spirituality conveyed in Shen Yun is universal, and “We're all connected.”
Mr. Cleo Henderson: "I love how they did the sequence where people came out of the backdrop and came up on stage. The timing was perfect, it was impeccable.”
“This is a rare opportunity for us, and we just loved it—absolutely loved it,” Mrs. Eden Johnson said.
“What I’m seeing on stage is not just the history of China; it’s the history of the world,” said Mr. Don Smith.
“It was beautiful, I thought it was something that I'd never see in my whole entire life,” Ms. Welch said.
Mrs. Amy Donnell said. “The costumes were fantastic and the dancers were absolutely beautiful.”
“It’s a marvelous merging of high-tech with art,” Mr. Williams said.
Mr. Lenaham wanted to thank the artists for “celebrating your history and your heritage.”
“To me, the end exhibited, or expressed, [the] complete show, which was the East met the West and there was a harmony about it,” Dr. Duckett said.
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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."