‘It’s Very Special’ to See Shen Yun

Epoch Times Staff
Created: January 19, 2013 Last Updated: January 19, 2013
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RALEIGH, N.C.—Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company gave its first 2013 show in North Carolina on Jan. 19 to a warm audience. Cindy Smith, a flight attendant, and Alan Smith, a retired executive for a manufacturing company, found the performance very special and a rarity at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts Memorial Auditorium.

“It’s different—different than what we are used to,” said Mr. Smith. “It’s a cultural interface. It’s so nice. We don’t get to do that to often and to be able to come to a show like this it’s very special—very special,” he said.

Based in New York, Shen Yun presents 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture through classical Chinese dance and music. Its mission is to revive what was traditionally considered a divinely inspired civilization.

“I love it. It’s a wonderful show,” said Ms. Smith. She found the 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture very entertaining and educational.

Shen Yun’s colors pleased Mr. Smith. Ms. Smith wholeheartedly agreed that Shen Yun’s colors throughout the performance were very touching and colorful.

“I like the costume, the color, and the music,” she said, as she found the mixture of traditional Eastern and Western instruments unlike anything she has heard in the West.

Reporting by Sally Sun and Kelly Ni.

New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. Shen Yun’s International Company is in Raleigh from Jan. 19-20, and will visit Charlotte Jan. 26-27. For more information, visit

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