NEW YORK—The Friday night performance of Chinese New Year Splendor attracted a culturally diverse audience, including many Latino families.
Patrick Eder, a banker who specializes in project financing, and his girlfriend Juliana Dorronsoro, a telecommunications saleswoman are both originally from Columbia, and currently live and work in Manhattan.
Patrick said the show is " … very, very rich in content … The whole story is very well put together, and the actors really give themselves to the show with their characters, and the form that they embody, in their characters. It's really deep, really impressive, and the lights and the whole arrangement of the show is extremely well put together, very professional."
Victor Mercado, M.D., a surgeon, who spends time in Puerto Rico and Brooklyn was very enthusiastic and happy to share his excitement about the Splendor. "Beautiful, beautiful, really beautiful. Smooth and beautiful. I love it!"
When asked his favorite performance, he added, "I think everything, everything. You know, they dance so magnificently. It's a special dance, I love it, I love it, I really love it!" He added that he would recommend the performance to everyone.
Cecily and Benedict Portillo of Brentwood, Long Island, attended the show with their mother. Cecily is in her last year in high school, and Benedict majors in electrical engineering in college.
Benedict shared: "It was great … it tells you different themes [through music and dance] about good and bad." Cecily said, "It gives you an insight into Chinese culture. It was really interesting." Cecily's favorite performance was "Nymphs of the Sea," and Ben loved the drumming performances.
Herbert Valcarcea, a jeweler from Colombia summed up his impressions briefly. "Beautiful, beautiful!"
The Chinese New Year Splendor continues in New York through Saturday, Feb. 9.
For other shows in the Divine Performing Arts world tour, please visit: http://www.DivinePerformingArts.org/ .
The Epoch Times is a proud sponsor of the Chinese New Year Splendor.