PITTSBURGH—Shen Yun Performing Arts captures many theatergoers’s hearts and Wall Street executives are no exception.
Bob Ambrosini and his wife Susan had nothing but praise for the performance as Shen Yun wrapped up its Saturday night performance at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh.
Shen Yun roughly translates to “the beauty of divine beings dancing,” and brings the virtues of China’s ancient culture to life through dance and music that is steeped in a belief that the inner beauty and purity of each performer reflects through their art.
Mr. Ambrosini, a New Yorker, is a retired chief administer officer for the Bureau of National Affairs, a subsidiary of Bloomberg. It is a “leading source of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals,” according to the website.
He said Shen Yun was wonderful. “It was so enjoyable. We enjoyed the dancing—and the music was extraordinary. I really had a great time.”
Mr. Ambrosini said he has always been interested in China and was drawn to Shen Yun for its cultural display.
Shen Yun aims to revive China’s ancient culture.
“I love it,” Mr. Ambrosini said. “I am so happy to be able to witness this today.”
Mrs. Ambrosini was taken by the music. A full orchestra composed of both Chinese and Western instruments, accompanies the performers.
“The music to me is extremely soothing and there’s a message there of calmness of the uniting of people and that’s what I get from the show,” she said.
The orchestra’s unique blend of sounds creates a pleasing tonality unlike any other music.
“I see a calmness and a peacefulness of [Chinese] people and it’s portrayed in the costumes and the way they dance … [I]t’s wonderful, it’s wonderful,” Mrs. Ambrosini said.
She said she recommends Shen Yun to others.
Reporting by Lijie Sun
Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company will perform in Pittsburgh until Feb. 3. Shen Yun Performing Arts, based in New York, tours the world on a mission to revive traditional Chinese culture. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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