New York-based Shen Yun has the mission to revive 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture.
“I think this was spectacular choreography; it’s really well done. It’s lovely,” Ms. Della Lowe said.
"The vividness, and the great dancing, the skillfulness of the dancers. It was very exciting; I’m inspired. I’ll probably be dancing myself tonight," Mr. Ken DeLeon said.
Ms. Marsha Heinz appreciated the stories and ethnic dances in the performance.
“I love it, I felt so peaceful,” Mrs. Suzanna Bell said. “I love the costumes, all the scenery, it’s very beautiful and calming to me.”
"I've always saw and read about it, and how graceful it was, and it really is; it's very positive," Mr. Fred Soofer said.
Shen Yun traverses the globe with a mission of reviving China's ancient, divinely inspired culture.
“The performers were outstanding, just outstanding. And that’s it—the physical beauty of what they’re doing is unbelievable,” Ms. Yazzolino said.
“I really enjoyed the singing, the opera singing,” said Mr. Powers.
“I loved the stories … the explanations of the stories were very good,” Ms. Emerson said, referring to the introductions about the pieces given by the masters of ceremonies.
Ms. Heather Raines appreciated how the expressiveness of classical Chinese dance lends itself to storytelling.
“I like their philosophy, it’s a good philosophy,” said Mr. Andy Ajluni.
Frequent theatergoer Ms. Keyson: “Everything was very inspiring, the voices … were very, very beautiful, and I like the touch of the ancient instruments together.”
“Honestly, singing itself is such a spiritual art if it’s used for good,” said Trish. "This singing here—it’s so uplifting and so beautifully done; it just radiates [...]
Mr. Beckman’s friend Fran, who is ethnically Cantonese, said the performance brought her closer to her roots.
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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."