Mr. Sheerin’s adopted daughter is from Mongolia, so he particularly enjoyed the Mongolian Bowl Dance, which depicts Mongolian women gracefully balancing bowls on their heads [...]
Former dancer Lorraine McNeil was highly impressed by Shen Yun in Rochester.
Small business owner finds Shen Yun's dancers float on stage.
“The singers, the musicians, and the dancers had so much joy,” Ms. Deborah Pearce said, adding that the costumes were a stunning cultural expression.
“Just the way it was incorporated, and it moved, it wasn’t static,” Larry Ruth said, adding that the colors were more vivid than other performances he had seen.
“All of the nice culture and the philosophy and the values are getting lost. I think [Shen Yun] is trying to revive all that.”
Shen Yun's live orchestra and animated backdrops impress former journalist Robert Palmer.
Shen Yun Performing Arts left Lisa Critchley, a high-ranking executive for a major real estate company, deeply impressed.
“This is my first seeing the art form in person and I was fairly overwhelmed by the majesty and the grace and the perfection. It was really well done and skillfully done,” [...]
Violin virtuoso Charles Castleman said he had not seen any performance like Shen Yun before, after watching the classical Chinese dance and music company perform at the [...]
"I love the costumes…I love them. They’re beautiful,” says clothing maker of Shen Yun's colorful costumes.
“I’ve been wanting to come here for years. It was great to have a chance,” said Jakkeea who exchanged a shift at work to make sure she caught the show. “I was like, [...]
“I enjoyed that they had the [English lyrics for the songs]. I liked that,” Irene said.
“Visually it's stunning. It's almost too much for me to take in all at once. I'm going to have to see it three or four times to absorb it all.”
“I think this is a way of expressing their artistic freedom, which they are not allowed to do in[China],” Mr. Wessely 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."