Former Executive Finds Shen Yun ‘Impressive’
Former Executive Finds Shen Yun ‘Impressive’

NEW YORK—Richard L. Snyder, a former executive vice president at Philip Morris Companies Inc., was impressed seeing Shen Yun Performing Arts at Lincoln Center Jan. 16.

“I’m amazed by the precision of the dancers,” he said.

And Mr. Snyder knows quality. He and a business partner oversaw the extensive restoration of the 1880-built Hotel Fauchèrer in Milford, PA. In 2008, the newly opened Hotel Fauchèrer was recognized as a Relais & Chateaux, one of the most prestigious hotel collections in the world. 

Mr. Snyder enjoyed the color combinations in the hand-made costumes and the overall performance. He said, “It’s all very colorful … it’s very attractive to me.”

“And the music is very nice,” he added.

Classical Chinese dance combines leaps, turns, flips, spins and other aerial and tumbling techniques. Mr. Snyder said “the whole coordination is pretty impressive.”

New York-based Shen Yun’s performances draw inspiration from China’s 5,000 years of civilization, according to Shen Yun. It is a performance where “mortals and divine beings merge on stage as one. Principles such as benevolence and justice, propriety and wisdom, respect for the heavens, and divine retribution, all come to life, washing over the audience.”

Mr. Synder said he would recommend Shen Yun to his friends. He said, “It’s done with great professionalism, and a lot of color and sound, it’s very expressive.”

Reporting by Hannah Cai and Milene Fernandez

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.

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