"The costumes are magnificent," Mr. Richard Rosenbalm said. "The dance is spectacular; the ladies are lovely. We have enjoyed it every minute so far."
Ms. Ms. Kristelle Urlich said. "Just like physical tears, but the tears became voice, lyrical tears, so that was beautiful."
Mrs. Randa felt that Shen Yun is “absolutely inspiring and beautiful. My husband surprised me with these tickets. I loved it a lot.”
Mr. Jerry Wallace learned more about Chinese traditional culture: “that the history of the Chinese people goes back many, many eons and ... the legends that are developed, [...]
Mr. Joe Weitzer’s very first reaction to the Shen Yun performance: “Wow! Pretty good. Spectacular.” Mrs. Arpik Weitzer chimes in with “It was a wow!”
Barbara Kurudza was also touched by the spirituality of the performance: “The words touched me in particular. For people who have open, tolerant minds, I think it is just a [...]
Paul Machmeier: “In our modern world, any people … from any country, whether it’s in Europe or Asia or India, they can lose identity. So it’s nice that culture is [...]
“I liked it very very much, very, very different,” said Mr. Gene Bednar about the performance. “I’ve never seen anything like this in my entire life. It was really [...]
“First of all, music, I think, is the universal language,” she said. “You don't have to know the words— you just feel it.”
Mr.Zack Beasley said that taking in the sound of the orchestra helped him immerse into the culture he was absorbing: “The sounds … give the feel as though you are part of [...]
“And I did think the backdrop, the pictures, enhanced what we were seeing on stage. It drew us back into China,” Mrs. Bryant said.
What impressed Mr. Taubert, the director of Solutions and Architecture at Fidelity National Information Services, was “The way these young people were able to move together [...]
“You could tell the emotions of what was going on in the dancing without seeing or hearing what they were ... saying,” Mr. Jaxon said.
Director of Sales Marketing Michelle Armstrong for Crowne Plaza enjoyed the “liveliness and beauty” of Shen Yun Performing Arts.
"When I heard about this I knew I had to come ... It really is truly incredible,” Ms. Knott 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."