"It feels like you go back into time," said Ms. Raposo about a performance of Shen Yun Performing Arts.
Mr. Coon said he greatly enjoyed the fact that the Shen Yun performance was accompanied by a full orchestra.
Ms. Bronsy Tansley said she thought it was wonderful that thousands of years of Chinese culture are being preserved and brought on stage.
"It had a very freeing effect and a beautiful message and that we're all one and that we can realize that oneness and that freedom by just accepting that and living from that [...]
“I wish we had seen it five years ago, when it first came out. ... We really missed something,” said Mrs. Buckles, who works as a policy analyst for the Department of Defense.
“It was really beautiful and I like how the illusions came up—that was really impressive. I thought the dancers really did a great job with everything—choreography and [...]
"I think it invites your mind to dance along with the characters and imagine the storyline and kinds of confrontations and rewards," Mr. Jim Henry said.
“You have to be right as a person before you can go out and dance," said Pastor Rob Lloyd about the spiritual aspect of Shen Yun.
"It's just something that everybody should experience at least once," said Mr. Gary Kukac, lecturer at Hawaii Pacific University.
“This is something that you have to come and see. I can’t explain it just in words, you have to come and see it. This is very important to see.”
"Tears came to my eyes; actually, it was just so incredible," said professor Russell Yost, after seeing Shen Yun at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu.
"I think it's very important to spread the message of peace and justice and humanitarian issues wherever we can, and especially through culture in the arts, like here today [...]
“I loved the singing … It makes you feel emotional. The opera singers are excellent,” Mr. Teipel said.
"It gave you peace—it's very peaceful, the way they move, the music that went with it," Ms. Juanita Balmores said. "It created a very peaceful feeling from it."
"I thought the dancers were just marvelous," said Mr. Jerry Sinay, who owns an insurance business. "It was just wonderful dance, and I love the orchestration."
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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."