JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Ronald and Perlita Knox drove from Kingsland, Ga., to see Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company on Jan. 29 at the Times-Union Performing Arts Center.
Mrs. Knox had seen a Shen Yun advertisement and asked her husband to buy tickets right away, which he did.
She appreciated being able to experience Shen Yun, she said, and found it “really, really good—excellent.” “I loved it.”
Mr. Knox said he loved the costumes. His wife said they are colorful and very beautiful. The silk costumes are all handmade and dyed in rich and brilliant colors.
Mrs. Knox said she thought the musicians were expressive and skilled. “I think they were excellent,” she said.
The Shen Yun Orchestra, combining the “Western orchestra with its energy and grandeur, and the Chinese instruments with their distinct tones and styles, creates a dramatic new sound,” according to Shen Yun’s website.
Mrs. Knox said the artists were “brilliant—really good.”
Shen Yun’s artists came together from around the world to New York, united by a shared mission of reviving a lost heritage, according to the website: “Our greatest joy comes from sharing this passion with the world.”
Mr. Knox, who is assistant director of his city’s public works department, said, “We really enjoyed the show.”
Reporting by Mary Silver and Louise McCoy.
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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