“Well, honestly, I know very little about Chinese culture, but I like the fact that they're highlighting different parts of the country with the dance and history,” Mr. [...]
Steve Cassidy: "The scenes and the pictures in the graphics [in Shen Yun], there was like beautiful ancient China with benevolent emperors."
Mrs. Atkins said she felt inspired by the series of mini dramas portrayed through classical Chinese dance, music and song.
Dr. Karen Grayson: "It was [about] bigger issues, larger questions about good and evil, and forces of good overcoming forces of evil. At least that's what I got from it."
“What impressed me most is that this is a show of great sincerity, with devoted performers.”
Major Wilson said he always enjoys learning about other cultures, and so Shen Yun's stunning portrayal of 5,000 years of China's divinely inspired culture was a truly [...]
Mr. Mito said that though it was his first time seeing Shen Yun, he was deeply moved by the traditional Chinese culture demonstrated by the New York-based company.
Judee Sauget: “And this is amazing with the choreography, and the costumes, and the dancers, and the music!”
Judge Tobben felt that he gained a bit of insight into Chinese culture from the performance. “I was impressed with the spiritual component of Chinese history," he said.
"What we liked is that they're giving some explanation about the dances or the songs we are about to see—that helped us understand the context," Ms. Nancy Hamilton said.
“I love it, and these different instruments, the Chinese instruments, they have an interesting sound for me. I just like it,” said Lucy Kay, a violin teacher.
"This felt like the expression of self and what you're feelings were about life and joy and all of the different feelings that can come out and be portrayed through dance, and [...]
"Visually it's just very, very stirring,” Mr. Ed Vallorani said.
“I liked the ethnic dances. I liked [them] very much just because of the beauty and the color,” Rodrigo Villaseca said.
“The background scenery and incorporating that into the movement was very clever. The dragon coming out and being represented,” Bob Walker enjoyed that quite a bit.