Mr. Nance also enjoyed Shen Yun's interactive digital backdrops, that transform and expand the stage, and he added that the costumes are "really fantastic.”
“From the drums at the beginning it had me,” said Mrs. Blecken. “I thought it was just fantastic.”
“Brilliantly done, the choreography is great, music choice is wonderful, the dancers are very disciplined and very together. Oh boy, I just love this show, just love this.”
“It's not only the dancing, but the wonderful singers and the music ... ,” said Mr. Hodges.
Mrs. Bomar said she was struck by the beauty of the costumes, and the skill and precision of the dancers.
Ms. Morris said every movement of the choreography in Shen Yun “is on point. Every movement is like one. Nobody is lagging. It’s perfect, so impressive.”
At the state of the art Cannon Center for Performing Arts, close to the banks of the Mississippi River, the audience was intensely responsive.
"They are just so in sync, synchronized, or in sync with each other, it’s really amazing.”
Kevin Robinson and his wife, Elizabeth each said they enjoyed the unique orchestra.
“I think everyone should experience it a least once. If you come, you’ll come back every year," said Patricia McKinney.
“I think it was a splendid show, the music, and I loved all of those programs,” Carol White said.
“I found it very interesting to learned more about Chinese culture."
After both the matinee and evening shows, the audience rose to its feet and gave the company a standing ovation.
Marguerite Piazza praised Shen Yun Performing Arts: “I thought the performance was excellent, the costuming was wonderful."
“This is something else, with a different cultural level that we don't usually get to see a lot and experience—very enlightening,” Mr. Todd said.
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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."