Artist Says Shen Yun ‘Daring’ in Use of Beautiful Colors

NEW YORK—Artist Paul Laoria said he enjoyed Shen Yun Performing Arts so much that he plans to paint a series of dancers from the performance at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on April 28.

“Yes, I will,” he said.

Mr. Laoria paints both abstract and traditional paintings and also sculpts.

He appreciated the use of color throughout the performance.

“The colors are beautiful,” he said. “They’re daring in their use of colors.”

Based in New York, Shen Yun presents the most ancient culture in existence—the 5,000 year-old Chinese culture—through music, dance, and technology. 

“Do you enjoy beautiful costumes, exciting music, high-flying dance techniques, stories, and legends? Then you will definitely enjoy Shen Yun! Not only that, but the universal themes of compassion, courage, and hope are Shen Yun hallmarks,” says Shen Yun’s website.

Mr. Laoria said the traditional culture in Shen Yun was unexpected, but welcome.

“It’s an enlightening show,” he said. “Different from what you think of Mainland China.”

Shen Yun can’t currently perform in China because the very culture the company is reviving was nearly decimated by the ruling communist regime.

As someone who studied voice at Julliard, Mr. Laoria appreciated the vocal soloists, saying they were beautiful. He also enjoyed the unique orchestra, which combines both classical Western and Chinese instruments.

Reporting by NTD Television and Ryan Jeffries

New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. The next performances in the northeastern United States are in Philadelphia May 3-5. For more information, visit

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.