Lorena Kappelmann, a former ballerina, said of Shen Yun Performing Arts: “It’s beautiful. The colors are vibrant, and it’s very exciting.”
His older daughter said about the dancers, “I think they look like rainbows, and they are really colorful.”
Mr. Dupree enjoyed Shen Yun and was very interested in learning more about the Shen Yun Orchestra, which he had never heard anything like before, and about classical Chinese [...]
“It’s nice to see something a little more gentle, graceful, and honorable, though it’s not simple because the production is amazing,” Ms. Carol Kines said.
Mrs. Knox said the artists were "brilliant—really good.”
“It’s all egos battling against spirit and trying to get power, and freedom is the gift that brings beauty and art,” Ms. Middleton said.
“I’m amazed at the visual effects,” Ms. Davis said. “Excellent, superb.”
Mrs. Townsend, who studied dance as a young girl, described the dancers in the Shen Yun International Company as “amazing!”
Marveling that so many dance forms evolved from China, Kathleen Moorman said: “It was amazing!”
“It was awesome!” said Mrs. Wells, who works in the Duval County School System.
Mr. Dennis Deverteuil: “I have come closer (to his uncle’s Chinese heritage). This to me is reminding me of the beauty of the love the man had for us, to adopt me when I [...]
“I am going to study a lot more of it when I get home, and I’m looking forward to that.”
Jacksonville, one of seven Florida cities included in Shen Yun’s 2013 world tour, is about to partake in what one theatergoer called an “absolutely beautiful” performance.
"It's enjoyable, it's wonderful, and it moves along so fast and entertaining, you hardly think that hours have gone by."
"I really enjoyed it. I was expecting to be entertained. It was very enriching."
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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."