Mr. Derek Paige who thought the Shen Yun performance was “brilliant.”
“I think that it was a very good expedition, a discovery of culture. I like the peaceful message in there and that it’s what every person wants.”
Mr. Ratnahara was pleased that the traditional Chinese instruments, such as the pipa [also known as the Chinese lute] had been introduced into the programme.
Jennifer Evans, a dance teacher: “The timing of the dancing with the sets—outstanding!”
Barbara Shannon: “It was interesting because you had the Western music and the Chinese music … I liked the idea of it being mixed.”
Ms. Marshall said it’s a rare experience to be able to listen to Eastern instruments in New Zealand.
Marie Jarosch, a coach and a qigong teacher was brimming with joy after being immersed in the exhilarating presentation founded in New York in 2006.
Many of Susan Stirling friends who saw last year’s performance told her about this year’s performance.
Amarjeet Singh: “They are a vibrant culture. I would say [of] diverse cultures each having their own way of life … and I would say—a mixture of happy and sad.”
“The music was very good and it was interesting to see the different, if you like, cultures within that orchestra,” said Mr. David Coleman.