Ms. Jiang said that it is impossible to see as pure a performance that displays traditional Chinese culture as Shen Yun provides, even in China.
Mr. Saulls, also a professional musician who has performed hundreds of classical guitar concerts throughout the world, said that he really enjoyed the mix of Eastern and [...]
"It was really beautiful," Mike Kearney said. "The colors were extraordinary and bright, and then the dancing was very skilled. So we really enjoyed it."
"The human form—and what it can do—and just the intricacies of everybody flowing together," he explained, "it’s just like art in motion."
"You know, this is 5,000 years of history that many of the Chinese are very proud of—but being able to express your culture uninhibited only happens in the free world," said [...]
"It just touched my heart. I thought it was so amazing."
"Techniques are amazing—dancers are great," said Mrs. Baldridge.
"The colors, the music, the movement, the dancers—well choreographed," Lorraine Caton said. "Nothing like we have seen here in McCaw Hall before."
Savitri: "When I saw the pamphlet, the pictures just invoked the beauty of the human race."
"Remarkable artistic performance and the remarkable choreography," said Dr. Jelstrup.
"I enjoyed it a lot," said Sen. Padden. "It’s a different culture that we’re not used to, but it is just tremendous talent that the dancers and singers have."
"Just the rich history," he said. “[The] nature of the dance, that that’s been part of the culture and the history of Chinese dance. So, that’s one thing I did learn."
"Perhaps we have lived in darkness for a long time," Bryan Johnson said. "We know very little about Chinese history. We know very little about Chinese culture."
Washington State Representative: ‘The richness of all the history of Chinese culture’ on Stage With Shen YunMarch 30, 2013, 6:46 pm
Rep. Chandler was also touched by what he considered the "flawless" singing that "fills the entire theater" by Shen Yun's bel canto soloists.
Mr. Ross said that he has been to China several times, so he knows first hand the plight of human rights and individuals of conscience who live under the repressive communist [...]
Featured Content for Seattle
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."