Bob Oliphant: “I was two rows from the orchestra and it was fantastic! I actually used to play trumpet; I was right near the trumpet player, and so it was fun to listen, [...]
“I like the change of scenery, I like the dancing, I like the choreography, it was surprising to me, really,” Ms. Denise Kackoverry said.
“I think they have done an excellent job of creating the beauty of the culture and the vastness of the history of the county,” Thomas Blust said. “I will take that home.”
Jeni Schoenfeld: “The dance was varied; the costumes were beautiful; the music was beautiful, and everything was beautiful.”
Eileen Neiman: “The way they choreographed everything was beautiful—it's a wonderful evening.”
“The orchestra is wonderful,” Amy Finch said. “Different instruments that we hear in our traditional Western orchestras, more percussion, but they're very good, and I [...]
"It's elegant, it's mythic, very mythical and filled with emperors and the triumph of the human spirit," said Mr. Peter Block.
The performance overall helps people understand another culture. “Broaden your mind, broaden your perspective,” said Mr. Leon Boothe.
Paul and Joyce Janszen regretted not bringing their granddaughter, who is a ballet dancer, to see Shen Yun. “We missed a boat by not bringing her here,” Mr. Janszen said.
Anthropology professor Adolph Greenberg said Shen Yun Performing Arts International company showed a “representation of all the diversity in China,” after taking in the [...]
Margaret Holbert spoke enthusiastically of the way the hand-made costumes: “Beautiful work with the scarves and the sleeves—wonderful!”
”I loved the music, all the different effects, all the different costumes, and the energy was just fantastic,” Dr. Modawal said.
“It's wonderful. Everyone is incredibly talented, and it's very unique,” Ms. Shokaohe said.
Nina: “It was just breathtaking, it was gorgeous.”
Rick Kieser: “Divine inspiration. I think that that came through the costumes and the fluidity of the movements. It gives you that feeling."
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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."