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"The stories, the color, the talents, the dance, excitement, I think it is fabulous," said renowned scientist Virginia Hinshaw.
“I feel extremely lucky to be able to see such a gorgeous performing arts show,” said Ms. Dewi Sukarno.
“Incredible the coordination between not only the musicians and the dancers but the backdrops as well. … It’s just amazing, the effects of the backdrops and the live [...]
"They've surrendered their hearts to oneness," Mr. Jim Crill said.
"We were looking at the biographies of the dancers and the performers from all over the world, Oxford, New York, of course, China—just to be able to pull all of that [...]
Ms. Song also praised the presentation of classical Chinese dance in the show, saying, “I didn’t know until today that gymnastics originated from classical Chinese dance."
"It opened my eyes about China, and the culture, and the struggles of the people in China," Mr. Rodrigruez said. "The struggle between good and evil is in a lot of the dances."
"Shen Yun is a feast of art and culture for the eyes. I can feel the divinely inspired culture through the show.”
"The performers are so adept at portraying these emotions through their movements. It’s easy to follow the theme and the plot," Mr. Stubblefield said.
"It was my first time seeing a large-scale [cultural] performance like this. It is really amazing that so many artists performed on the stage together."
Mrs. Cooper was impressed with the work ethic and passion of the performers that allowed the level of the Shen Yun performance to be brought forward.
"I was captivated by what they can do," he concluded. "It is the absolute perfection and interplay with the orchestra. It is something unusual."
"I think tonight was very precious. I believe I’ll remember tonight forever. I’ve never seen a performance like this.”