SAN FRANCISCO—Art Hamid, vice president at MWH Global, an environmental engineering and water management company, was pleased to see that Shen Yun Performing Arts is more than just entertainment.
“It’s a history – thousands of years of history very beautifully portrayed,” he said, while watching the New York-based company at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, Jan. 9.
“I think it’s a beautiful experience. The whole thing is a very pleasing experience for me,” Mr. Hamid added.
With a mission to revive 5,000 years of traditional culture through music and dance, Shen Yun travels around the globe with an all-new production each year.
Shen Yun’s website states, “Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey of 5,000 years of Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty and tremendous energy leaves audiences uplifted and inspired.”
‘I’ve wanted to see this for three years’
Adam DiSalvo was also in the audience at the War Memorial Opera House Jan. 9. Mr. DiSalvo, who says he runs a karaoke show, said he had been wanting to see Shen Yun for years.
“I have been wanting to see this show for about three years maybe. I’m so glad I finally did. I absolutely love it,” he said.
Mr. DiSalvo said Shen Yun is the best show he has seen in a long time. “It’s incredibly refreshing. I love the costumes; the colors were fantastic,” he said.
According to the website, Shen Yun costume artists create hundreds of new pieces each year.
“Every detail is given meticulous attention and is a result of artistic inspiration and careful polishing.” “Their objective is an authentic presentation of the attire that comes from China’s divinely inspired traditional culture, and a consummate stage effect.”
Reporting by Jennifer Liang and Albert Roman
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.
The Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time. We have proudly covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.