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Ruann came to see Shen Yun with her mother, Verann, who was trained as a dancer.
“We enjoyed the show. Obviously the culture is marvelous because it comes out of thousands of years."
“The arrangements and the folk themes come through to me. They are simple but beautiful at the same time and they scored very well, there is a nice blend,” Mr. Winslow said.
"I think it is something that everyone needs to experience. That's why we wanted to bring it here for Cadets."
“I do think that it does represent the true, true traditional culture,” Mr. Croser said.
“It's very unique from standard performances,” Cadet Corp. Aylor said.
“I like the ethnic diversity they had, all the different ethnic groups in the show.”
“The whole thing was just great,” said Dawn Green, who attended the show with her husband Steven, and their daughter.
Shen Yun Performing Arts performed at West Point's Eisenhower Hall Theatre Saturday evening, October 16.
Lt. Col. Zuck said that the ethnic dance In a Miao Village, was "beautiful."
“I loved the music. The singing was great. Everything about it was great.”
Retired Lt. Col. said he read about the Shen Yun performance in a brochure when he visited the Military Academy last week.
Fernando Parrales, a retired Army staff sergeant. “This is my first time watching this one. I love it.”
“The way everything is coordinated on a grand level, from the original production of the music and dance, to the very high level of performance both musically and in the [...]
“It tells a story, and I like the narration because it was very informative so that we knew what we were seeing. I thought that was very helpful.”
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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."