Korean War veteran George Covel bought tickets to Shen Yun Performing Arts in February as an early Mother Day’s gift for his wife.
“I’ve never seen anything like this, it’s so beautiful, and the energy they have is really great.”
Mr. Milan Knezevic said. “This is fantastic, probably the best spectacular I have ever seen.”
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“Oh, it's very interesting; it's riveting to watch—the dancers are amazing,” said Mrs. Finck.
Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation Executive Director Jim Salengo, on Shen Yun: “A phenomenal cultural experience that everybody should take the opportunity to see.”
A couple at Proctors Theater in Schenectady had a unique appreciation of Shen Yun—one coming from a dance and arts background.
Al Aldi, a VP of the YMCA, called the Shen Yun Performing Arts' show 'mind-blowing,' at Proctors Theatre in the heart of downtown Schenectady on Jan. 19.
Attending Shen Yun in Schenectady on Jan. 19, Mr. Beedie was amazed by the voices onstage.
James Pentaudi, owner of modeling and acting agency Albany Talent, enjoyed the orchestra: “It was gorgeous, it was delicate, it had moments of power.”
Colin Lovelock, producer at top-rated WNYT newschannel 13, used many adjectives to describe his Shen Yun experience: “Beautiful, wonderful, colorful, extraordinary, enchanting.”
Former State Assemblyman Tim Gordon: Shen Yun "just delightful in so many ways" and "a splendid bombardment of the senses."
"I really love the beautiful colors, of the costumes," said Mr. McNulty who served as a U.S. Congressman for 20 years, retiring in 2009.
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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."