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Shen Yun Keeping History Alive Says CFO

By Jasper Fakkert
Epoch Times Staff
Created: March 24, 2013 Last Updated: March 24, 2013
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Demetri Gill says watching Shen Yun was a relaxing and adventurous experience after attending the performance at the SHN Orpheum Theatre on March 23, 2013. (Jasper Fakkert/The Epoch Times)

Demetri Gill says watching Shen Yun was a relaxing and adventurous experience after attending the performance at the SHN Orpheum Theatre on March 23, 2013. (Jasper Fakkert/The Epoch Times)

SAN FRANCISCO—Shen Yun Performing Arts performed to a sold out audience at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco on Saturday, March 23. Among those attending the performance was Demetri Gill.

“I think it was outstanding … every act was really outstanding in its own right,” said Mr. Gill, who is chief financial officer at Il Fornaio Corp., which owns and operates 21 Italian restaurants in California.

“I just thought the classical [Chinese] dance was fascinating,” Mr. Gill said.

“The scores to each of the different acts were enticing.”

New York based Shen Yun performing arts has the mission to revive 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture.

Mr. Gill said watching the performance made him feel “very relaxed, and just adventurous.”

He appreciated the orchestra accompanying the performance. Mr. Gill described the music as “very soothing.”

“It’s hard to explain the whole experience,” he said.

“What fascinates me is the dance that they do … you realize it goes back hundreds, thousands of years.”

Mr. Gill said the Shen Yun performance is “keeping that history alive.”

New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company is performing in San Francisco, at the SHN Orpheum Theatre, March 20-24. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org

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