Business Owners Describe Shen Yun as ‘Powerful,’

March 31, 2013 12:46 am Last Updated: May 10, 2013 4:01 am

SEATTLE—Bob and Galia Baldridge, owners of Access Wellness Center, were in the audience Sunday afternoon to take in Shen Yun Performing Art’s final performance at Seattle’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.

“It’s very colorful,” said Mr. Baldridge. “I liked the way they integrated the video and the still shots.”

Shen Yun’s state-of-the-art graphics technology “creates vividly animated settings, extending the stage and transporting the audience to a world where heaven and earth are one,” according to the company’s website.

“It’s great,” agreed Mrs. Baldridge. “It’s wonderful. It was amazing.”

Mrs. Baldridge added that the performance is an excellent opportunity for Westerners to become acquainted with China’s ancient culture. “It’s wonderful that you’re bringing it to America because not all Americans have the opportunity to go and visit,” she said.

New York-based Shen Yun utilizes classical Chinese dance to give mesmerizing performances around the globe. “Known for its incredible flips and spins, and its gentle elegance, it is one of the most rigorous and expressive art forms in the world,” reads its website.

“Techniques are amazing—dancers are great,” said Mrs. Baldridge. “It’s very, very powerful. It’s brilliant.”

“We’re enjoying ourselves,” added Mr. Baldridge.

The Baldridges concluded with a few suggestions for their friends and family regarding Shen Yun.

“I’d say it’s a great show,” Mr. Baldridge said. “They should go see it.”

“Yes, definitely!” Mrs. Baldridge added. “Come and see.”

With reporting by Echo Liu and Michael Fitzgerald

New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. 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.