ATLANTA—For 5,000 years, Chinese civilization instilled universal values that focused on humanity and cooperation between heaven and earth. Centering on the very ideals that helped China’s divine culture flourish, Shen Yun Performing Arts aims to bring back this nearly lost culture.
On Dec. 27, Shen Yun treated the audience at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Centre to an evening of wondrous music and dance.
“I think it’s well done, and it’s quite pleasing,” said David Dixon, CEO of Universal Storage Group, a storage development and management company.
Mr. Dixon said that his wife discovered Shen Yun online, and she decided that they absolutely needed to see it.
“Chinese dance is at the heart of what Shen Yun does,” reads Shen Yun’s website. “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.”
“I think it’s well choreographed; I think everybody’s in step,” said Mr. Dixon. He added that he was especially impressed by the dancers’ abilities to maneuver so effortlessly, even in platform shoes.
Shen Yun cannot be seen in China today, where traditional values have been denounced for over 60 years under the communist regime. Despite the situation in China, however, Shen Yun has traveled all around the world, delivering its world-class presentation to millions since 2006.
“The real show is on stage; it’s very well done. Everybody’s in tune, everybody’s practiced—it’s nice to see,” added Mr. Dixon.
Mr. Dixon always expects, and even looks for, mistakes and missteps in dance performances, but he noted that he had not seen any at all. “I really haven’t. Everything’s in tune,” he said.
“This one is good,” he concluded. “And I’m looking forward to the second part.”
Reporting by Roland Ree and Michael Fitzgerald
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit Shen Yun Performing Arts.
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.