SAN FRANCISCO—As the Spectacular started wrapping up with its last two shows in San Francisco, a 10-year-old student, Esther, from Mountain View, took in every last bit of it.
"I loved it, the costumes and everything. I especially loved it when they did the acrobatic moves. It was breathtaking," Esther said.
Esther commented that she's seen the show three times, once every year for the past three years and that she has been "completely taken aback by such works of art."
A violinist and ballet dancer herself, she said about the performances, "They were all wonderful. I didn't expect that kind of beauty."
Esther compared her experience with ballet to the show: "This ballet is more classical. They point and bend their feet. It had a lot of acrobatics and flips in it; it was still really graceful, which I loved. We don't do acrobatics in my ballet class."
"I liked all of the pieces, but the Water Sleeves dance was my favorite piece, because the costumes were a gentle pink (her favorite color), and the dancers were very graceful," Esther explained.
She also enjoyed the piece about predestined relationships. She liked "the philosophy behind it, the part about strings and that we're all tied together."
"The orchestra was amazing too. One thing I love about Chinese music is the air of mystery," Esther continued.
In her final comments she said, "I loved the air of happiness in the music and dance, even during the saddest pieces.
"Like the ones about Falun Dafa. There was something magical going on. You couldn't see it, but you could feel it, and that's what I really love about the Spectacular. It's magical."
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