Tatyana Polyakova: "The music is beautiful. The combination of classic and Chinese musical instruments—it's the first time in our lives that we hear that."
“The music also was very well composed,” Mr. Gilbert said. He was also “very intrigued by the way the composer managed to blend the pentatonic music with Western harmonies.”
"The lighting—the way they were using that to brighten it up," Mr. Chiasson said. "It was fabulous."
“They're all top, top level professionals, and what a gift they share with us. The artists were so artistic in just the way they moved and the way they expressed. They told [...]
Each season Shen Yun creates an entirely new production, with all new and original musical compositions, dance arrangements, costumes, digital backdrops and featured soloists.
"So, it opened our eyes, and we’re seeing a bit more here. And I do believe that the culture has been suppressed."
"There were parts where it was almost—I couldn't even describe it, because it was like 'Wow!'" said Mr. Sugiyama.
Ms. Sale said that tonight she could see the dancers’ souls, their love, their joy for what they’re doing. “As we all [are connected], it’s also a huge connection at [...]
Being a singer, Ms. Hopkins was in great admiration for the Shen Yun's bel canto performers.
Shen Yun gave its second of three evening performances at Portland’s Keller Auditorium on April 2.
"So what I see is a kind of story, a history lesson, told in a beautiful way," Matthew Krill said.
"The most beautifully choreographed production I’ve ever seen in my life.”
"It's a wonderful explanation of the history of Chinese culture," said Mr. Skiver, a commercial real estate broker and land developer.
Ms. Krill was impressed with the coordination between the live orchestra and the dancers.
On the Shen Yun dances John Foster said: "They were kind of transporting, I guess, so you kind of forget your worldly cares during those pieces, which is really refreshing."
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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."