"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.