"This is just magnificent, it is so beautiful, and I mean it is moving," Mrs. Webber said.
Mr. Scott Jenkines: "I always enjoy understanding and seeing the traditions of other cultures."
Such a quality of dance that I could see it every day and never get tired," Ms. Juliette Butler said.
Traditional Chinese values like wisdom and propriety, respect for the heavens, benevolence, and justice, are presented on stage through music and dance.
"The music was incredible," she said, noting how much she loved Shen Yun Orchestra as well.
Photographer Nancy Scanlan: "The coordination between the music, the dancing, and the backdrops—perfect effects."
"It's really nice," Mr. Alfonso Lopez said of the spirituality of the culture. "It's because it's its own unique way.
"I think the most surprising comment I heard was that you can’t see traditional dance in China," Mr. Darren Fisher said.
Ms. Morrow noted that the colors and fabrics used by New York-based Shen Yun were coordinated not just to the costumes, but through the props and choreography as well.
"I like [the spirituality]. I think a lot of people connect to having the spiritual component," Mr. Russ Krengel said.
"It's pure art," said Mr. David Hazelwood, a manufacturing vice president.
"The performers are so adept at portraying these emotions through their movements. It’s easy to follow the theme and the plot," Mr. Stubblefield said.
Mr. David Lykes had high praise for the lyrics of the original songs performed by Shen Yun’s solo vocalists.
“I think it’s lovely, I think it’s beautifully staged."
Ms. Bonfils-Rasmussen also said she found the hand-made costumes to be great.
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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."