Federal Judge Earl Ashford, his mother, wife, daughters, and a friend, attended the Stranahan Theater on March 18 to see Shen Yun Performing Arts.
“It was absolutely amazing, breathtaking! The choreography was beautiful,” Carrie Zimmerman said.
“It is so magnificent, it's euphoric, just euphoric,” said glass artist Ellen Rubin. “I can watch it forever.”
Mrs. Hillenbrand noted the emotional facets of the performance. “It evoked every human emotion that's possible: joy, happiness, sadness, even fear, but it was outstandingly [...]
Ms. Croninger said Shen Yun “is truly a breathtaking celebration of the freedom of expression. I was amazed, blown away."
“I thought the special effects with the video and the performers jumping onto the screen and then onto the stage from the video—I just thought it was well done.”
“It is just fantastic! Phenomenal! The discipline and the unison with which they are performing is just fantastic. "
"The show is absolutely wonderful," said Mr. Kaericher, a retired Ford Motor Company director.
"I spent a thousand dollars on the tickets, [and] brought my children and my parents [who] drove 200 miles to see the show today.”
“If someone in this area didn't buy a ticket to see this, they are missing out on a once in a lifetime experience!”
“I wanted to experience it more, so we purchased the book so that we could turn the pages, and talk about it with our daughter."
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“You could feel the performance. You can feel that the artists when they sing, it is coming out of their soul."
"It's absolutely wonderful! All of the dancing, all of the props, all of the music, it is wonderful. I am so glad we are here!"
"I think there was a beautiful message of freedom and strength—the history—is so rich, so wonderful."
"The artists are absolutely super. They are absolutely without question, just true, true artists.”
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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."