SAN JOSE, Calif.—Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company played its first of four shows at the San Jose Center for Performing Arts on Friday, April 9, 2001.
Michael Borghetti, owner of a taxi company, was enthused with the performance.
The show is "beautiful" and "fantastic," and that he had "never seen anything like it."
Mr. Borghetti, who attended the show with his mother and aunt, noted that the use of colors and their arrangement on stage were "classic. The ladies are so beautiful so we really enjoyed it," he added.
New York-based Shen Yun features both male and female dancers alike, who have spent countless hours perfecting the art of classical Chinese dance.
Classical Chinese dance is considered the originator of the moves that are featured in gymnastics, ballet, and acrobatics. "We thought [such moves] started from gymnastics, but those actually [derive from] classical Chinese dancing," he said.
The Shen Yun Orchestra accompanies each dance piece in masterful fusion of Western and Chinese instruments. Mr. Borghetti said this combination, in orginal composition, was "amazing."
Shen Yun is a study of grace and beauty that seeks to bring forth divinely-bestowed values that were predominant in ancient China.
"The stories are something we should be practicing today but we forget that the small things are worth so much," Mr.Borghetti said. "We take it for granted."
He said that he would come back to see the show again. "I would bring my kids to see this show anytime," he added.
Reporting by Jim Li and Jack Phillips.
Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company will perform two more shows at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, Sat. April 9-10. For more information please visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org