Carol Spilker: “It's just different. It seems like they have so much. Their history goes back so far."
Mr. Raymond Seach: "I like how it's historical, so it's kind of coming forward from many years ago to the present."
“It is the enthusiasm and the spirit that they have, and even though I don't understand Chinese you can see the feeling and the culture in it and how much they embrace it [...]
“The culture that they are showing, the Chinese culture, is very interesting, and to see the history of China presented this way. It's very good.”
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Retired banker Robert Bedwell: “I love the music, I love the arrangements."
Yaya Smock: “It's spectacular; I love it—the show.”
“The spectacular colors across the stage, streaming sleeves—it was just wonderful to watch,” said Mrs. Kielkowski, remarking on some of the flowing costumes.
“It was here last year and missed it, and thought we would take the opportunity to come and see it this time,” he said.
“It was just beautiful, a work of art," said Brenda Born, a retiree and former dancer, about the Shen Yun Performing Arts performance.
Terribly grateful to the Shen Yun performers, Ms. Kauwe said, “I am just tickled, tickled pink. I love it.”
“I love history,” Mrs. Abbott explained. “It’s wonderful to see the way they depict it in the different kinds of things that they do through the dance. They teach us [...]
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“It is just a real masterpiece!”
“I'd recommend it,” said Mr. Haggard.
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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."