CEO: Shen Yun Is ‘Awesome’

Epoch Times Staff
Created: December 28, 2012 Last Updated: December 28, 2012
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SAN DIEGO—Jim Robinson, CEO of CGE, Inc. described Shen Yun Performing Arts in one word—”Awesome”—after watching the performance on Dec. 27 at the San Diego Civice Theatre.

Based in New York, Shen Yun was established in 2006 with the mission to restore and revive China’s rich cultural heritage through music and dance, according to Shen Yun’s website.

Each performance brings to life a distinguishing feature of traditional Chinese history and culture. Audiences are whisked through time to witness legends of the Yellow Emperor through to modern stories of bravery.

Shen Yun has several distinct attributes that audiences around the world continually praise, and one is the costumes. Shen Yun includes a collection of short pieces, each with their unique storyline, theme, and hand-made costumes. Therefore, hundreds of different costumes are on display over the course of the performance.

Mr. Robinson enjoyed the costumes, describing them as “very bright, brilliant colors. Mesmerizing.” He added that the costumes kept his attention.

Another unique attribute of Shen Yun is the live orchestra, which starts with a Western philharmonic orchestra at its foundation, while traditional Chinese instruments lead the melodies. The ability to seamlessly blend these Eastern and Western sounds makes the Shen Yun Performing Arts Orchestra unique.

“It was outstanding. Not a dull moment,” Mr. Robinson said of the orchestra.

The performance was great. Loved every moment.

He was impressed with what he saw. “Everything, from start to finish, was outstanding. Very good.

“The performance was great. Loved every moment,” he said.

Reporting by Lu Rusong and Albert Roman.

Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company will be heading to Escondido for performances at the California Center for the Arts from Dec. 28 to 31.

New York-based Shen Yun has three companies that tour the world each year on a mission to revive 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture. For more information, visit

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