HOUSTON—Mr. Mauricio Cortez, finance director for a hotel chain, and his family were greatly impressed by Shen Yun Performing Arts after watching it at the Jones Hall in Houston, Dec. 31.
“They were really creative,” Mr. Cortez said. “All the colors and the choreography were really nice. It was really different from our culture, so I like it. It was really nice.”
From the moment the curtain raised, New York-based Shen Yun completely captured the audience’s hearts. Every season Shen Yun puts on an all new performance, including traditional Chinese dance, an orchestra blending East and West, brilliant costumes, and stories that bring China’s 5,000 years of civilization to life.
Mr. Cortez is the Director of Finance and Accounting at Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore. As a way of celebrating the coming New Year 2014, he and his family watched the Shen Yun performance at the Jones Hall.
One of the Cortez’s takeaways from the performance was the Chinese culture, which they knew very little about but learned quite a bit from Shen Yun.
Besides being educational, the performance brought the family joy, “It was good entertainment and some culture as well. Stories were mixed with art,” Mr. Cortez said. “My special feeling would be emotional, very happy.”
Reporting by Vickie Luo and Lily Setoh
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit Shen Yun Performing Arts.
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