DETROIT—“It was wonderful,” said Judy Fature about the Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company’s performance at the Detroit Opera House, Jan. 25. She was accompanied by Connie Hayworth, who has retired from accounting.
“It is wonderful; we were just discussing the wonderful precision, the costumes, and the dancing. It was wonderful,” said Ms. Fature, who is a part-time social worker.
It was the first time that either of them had seen New York-based Shen Yun.
“It was very interesting to see the history,” Ms. Fature said.
Shen Yun’s mission is to bring true culture back to life—5,000 years of divinely inspired culture.
“A Shen Yun performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending the sounds of both East and West, breathtaking backdrops, splendid costumes, vocalists—together creating an experience that’s leaving millions in awe,” according to the Shen Yun website.
“I loved the music, too,” Ms. Hayworth said. “The orchestra was phenomenal, as well as the dance, the costuming, and colors were glorious.”
“It was very relaxing. And the spiritual part of it—I didn’t know the history of China in that respect. It was worth seeing.”
Mrs. Hayworth found the scrolling script in both English and Chinese of the vocalists’ songs helpful, so they could understand. She described the soloists as very talented.
The Shen Yun website states: “The lyrics are all original compositions. Brimming with philosophical reflection about human life and deep layers of meaning, they traverse the boundaries of nation, race, and culture and have been fondly received and appreciated the world over. Some audience members even call Shen Yun’s songs “hymns.”
Reporting by Michael Huang and Cat Rooney.
Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company will perform at the Detroit Opera House through to Jan. 27. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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