“The plum blossom defies winter and blooms, with the promise of spring on the way.”
“It's quite a treat to be here. It's absolutely wonderful,” Ms. Lazzara said. She bought the tickets as a Christmas present.
“It was great, phenomenal, amazing,” Mr. Nealy said.
“I loved the plum blossom,” Mr. Guntermann said.
“It's amazing! It's incredible!” exclaimed Ms. Fecteau after the New York-based company commenced its final performance in Connecticut before heading to Boston.
Ms. Spiro commented on the songs by the tenor and contralto. “I thought that it was interesting the way they expressed their feelings and their search for truth.”
The women dancers, Mr. Estes said, were so beautiful and graceful. “And the men are much more active, obviously.”
For Ms. Gioia, the colors and the gracefulness of the dancers was top-notch. “It's amazing.
“I think the work to really show the importance of the arts and the history of China, and the importance of opening the minds of everybody—what a wonderful history!"
“The way the stage melts with the rest,” was especially impressive Fred Hulley said, commenting on the unique way the digital backdrop is used to have people enter and [...]
“It's very clever, artistic, and I see some younger people in the audience, and I think they must be enjoying this too,” Ms. Christian said.
“I thought the presentation was so beautiful."
"Everyone in the orchestra is so disciplined, they sat there very quiet, looking straight ahead and I appreciate the discipline of the group," Mardi Wilmot said.
"I thought it was wonderful and very courageous," said Mr. Pesci.
Besty Spiro, a costume designer, contributed her opinion as she remarked, “The costumes were absolutely stunning.
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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."