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  • Richard Deilke and his wife, Karen Deilke, were enthusiastic about the Shen Yun performance at Miami’s Arsht Center on April 19, 2014. Shen Yun “opens up your mind again, and your heart and your imagination,” Mr. Deilke said. (Edie Bassen/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun ‘Like a Painting Come to Life,’ Says Artist

    MIAMI—“I think this was the most incredible theatrical performance I’ve seen in my life,” said Richard Deilke. He and his wife, Karen, had just experienced... Read more

  • Catherine Georges (left) and Vanessa Hill watching Shen Yun Performance at Fred Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks on March 20, 2014. (Flora Ge/Epoch Times)

    ‘I love it’ Says Actress on Shen Yun

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.—Once again, Shen Yun Performing Arts brought the majesty of China’s 5,000 year-old civilization to theatre-goers at the Fred Kavli Theatre on March... Read more

  • ‘Everything was beautiful,’ Says Dancer on Shen Yun

    LOS ANGELES—Mahfuza Kapadia, a dance veteran, saw Shen Yun Performing Arts for the first time in 2009, when her daughter took her to see the... Read more

  • Marek and Hannah Buchwald at the Shen Yun Performing Arts show at the Nokia Theatre on March 22, 2014. (Albert Roman/Epoch Times)

    Designer Says Shen Yun Is Superb

    LOS ANGELES—Designer Marek Buchwald attended Shen Yun Performing Arts’ show with his wife Hannah, May 22.  Mr. Buchwald is an accomplished artist and designer. He... Read more

  • Emmy-Award Winning Actress Jean Smart Says Shen Yun Is Spectacular

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.—Three-time Emmy Award winning actress Jean Smart of Designing Women attended Shen Yun Performing Arts with her daughter for a second year in... Read more

  • Solitaire Parke and wife Brandi watching Shen Yun on Saturday afternoon in Tempe, Arizona. (Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun’s Music ‘Absolutely Superb,’ Says Former Professional Musician

    TEMPE, Ariz.—Former professional musicians Solitaire and Brandi Parke took in the sights and sounds of Shen Yun Performing Arts at the ASU Gammage Theater for... Read more

  • Fine arts photographer David Bong and his manager Yuliana Sirman enjoyed Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver on Jan. 24, 2014. (Ryan Moffatt/Epoch Times)

    Fine Arts Photographer Praises ‘Enlightening’ Shen Yun

    VANCOUVER—The audience was happily responsive to Shen Yun’s performance at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Friday evening, laughing at the funny parts and being very... Read more

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    Shen Yun’s Creativity ‘is a big thing,’ Says Dancer

    VANCOUVER—It was a mother-and-daughter evening Thursday night for Tristan Elizabeth Baidal-Riley and her mother, Tracey Riley. The two attended Shen Yun Performing Art’s first Vancouver... Read more

  • Ike Lalji and Seraya Zhang enjoyed Shen Yun performing arts at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver on Jan. 24, 2014. (Epoch Times)

    Miss World Canada Chair Has High Praise for Shen Yun

    VANCOUVER—As the chairman of Miss World Canada, Ike Lalji is accustomed to being around talented people. But he was blown away by the skill level... Read more

  • University of Alberta professor Shrawan Kumar and his wife attended Shen Yun at the Living Arts Centre on Jan. 16, 2014. The story-based dances in the performance were a lesson in Chinese history and mythology, said Dr. Kumar. (Lisa Ou/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun Educates and Entertains, Says Professor

    MISSISSAUGA, Canada—University of Alberta professor Shrawan Kumar was educated in traditional Chinese culture on Thursday, as he took in Shen Yun Performing Arts at the... Read more

  • The audience at a performance of Shen Yun Performing Arts at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater in New York on Jan. 12, 2014. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun Inspires Fashion Designer

    NEW YORK—After watching the first half of the Shen Yun Performing Arts performance, New York fashion designer David Gomez found much inspiration for his spring... Read more

  • Nicholas Komarnycky, director of engineering for 3-D theatre IMAX corporation, and his wife Christine attended the Jan. 14, 2014, Shen Yun performance at Centre In The Square, Kitchener.

    IMAX Engineer Lauds Shen Yun’s ‘Brilliant’ Lighting, Production Design

    KITCHENER-WATERLOO, Canada—Centre In The Square, Kitchener’s largest theatre, hosted Shen Yun Performing Arts on Tuesday, to the delight of theatregoers. Nicholas Komarnycky, director of engineering... Read more

  • The Boros family came to Shen Yun's opening night at the Centre in the Square theatre Tuesday. (L-R) Tony Boros, Sarah Boros, Lorraine Boros, and Caroline Hack. (Renée Zheng/Epoch Times)

    Architecture Photographer Impressed by Shen Yun’s Animated Backdrop

    KITCHENER-WATERLOO, Canada—The Hack/Boros family came to Shen Yun Performing Arts’ opening night show at the Centre In The Square theatre Tuesday night for a vision... Read more

  • Julianna Conn after watching Shen Yun Performing Arts at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater on Jan. 12, 2014. (NTD Television)

    Dancers Appreciate Choreography, Skill, Synchronization of Shen Yun Dances

    NEW YORK—Julianna Conn, who studied at the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Russia when she was younger, said of Shen Yun Performing Arts: “What was... Read more

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    Beloved Couple From Swiffer Commercial Loved by Shen Yun

    NEW YORK—Morty Kaufman and Lee Kaufman, the adorable elderly couple who became an internet sensation for their poignant Swiffer commercial last year, attended a Shen... Read more

  • Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. (Epoch Times)

    Musician: Shen Yun ‘Powerful and Beautiful’

    RALEIGH, N.C.—Singer and choral group director Carolyn Lane marveled at the beauty and joy of Shen Yun Performing Arts’ performance of classical Chinese dance and... Read more

  • Art critics Danny and Terry Gaisin took in Shen Yun at Hamilton Place on Jan. 11, 2014. The performance is helping to keep traditional Chinese culture alive, said Mr. Gaisin. (Lisa Ou/Epoch Times)

    Critics Applaud Shen Yun’s Mission and Discipline

    HAMILTON, Canada—Art lovers and an artist attending the Shen Yun Performing Arts presentation at Hamilton Place on Saturday lavished praise on the renowned classical Chinese... Read more

  • Fashion designer Anita Kealey in New York, Jan. 11, 2014. (Courtesy of NTD Television)

    Miss Dakota’s Gown Designer Inspired by Shen Yun’s Costumes

    NEW YORK—Audiences from as far away a South Dakota attended Shen Yun Performing Arts’ Lincoln Center performance on the evening of Jan.11. And one of... Read more

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    Dancer Thrilled With Shen Yun’s Presentation of Culture Through Dance

    SAN FRANCISCO—Dance company founder Kat Worthington found herself in wonder and awe sitting at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, Jan. 11, and... Read more

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    Video Producer Hopes Shen Yun Can Show in China

    SAN FRANCISCO—Robert and Kristen Hunter bought tickets to Shen Yun Performing Arts for Christmas and found themselves deeply impressed on many levels seeing the performance... Read more


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