ATLANTA—Michael Farrell watched the last performance of Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Wednesday Jan. 9.
“The show is fascinating,” Mr. Farrell, who works for a biotechnology company, said during the intermission.
“I like the vivid colors … it was nice, very nice.”
Based in New York, Shen Yun presents 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture through classical Chinese dance and music.
The performance takes audiences to different regions of China and different time periods, from the legends of the culture’s creation to modern day China.
“I think sometimes you go to dance performances and the people on stage [are just dancing] whereas this show the dancers are really telling you a story and you actually feel like you’re there with them for whatever story their trying to tell you,” Mr. Farrell said.
“It’s very fascinating,” he said.
Mr. Farrell said that the musicians in the Shen Yun Orchestra are excellent. “The performers are excellent.
Everybody’s on key and everybody’s coordinated,” Mr. Farrell said. He wanted to tell the performers to keep it up because they are doing a fascinating job.
‘Every movement has a meaning to it’
Also coming to see the show on Wednesday was Nathan McWilliams, a computer programmer.
Mr. McWilliams said he has never seen anything like Shen Yun before.
“Every movement has a meaning to it—the hand gestures and the way they move around—it’s very nice,” Mr. McWilliams said.
Reporting by Mary Silver 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 will be in Fort Lauderdale from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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