CIO Says Shen Yun Brings Chinese Culture To Life

“I really enjoyed it a lot. … This brings it [Chinese culture] to life in a different way than I have experienced in the past.”

“I love them [Shen Yun dancers]. It’s absolutely amazing. There’s one part in ‘Devotion,’ where the female dancer does a complete flip and never gets near the ground. It’s amazing to me.”

“It’s [Shen Yun orchestra] fabulous, fabulous. I’m a musician myself, so I watched as they played. I really enjoyed it very much.”

“The combination of Chinese instruments along with the traditional [Western] instruments [was] really quite good.”

“What I liked about [the music] is it brings something new to everybody. So if you’re a traditional player, you’re hearing new things and new styles and so on, and I’m sure that if you’re coming from the opposite side, you’re also understanding a different rhythm system, or a different type of scale.”

“[Shen Yun] gave me a feeling that we all believe in a similar creation and something bigger than ourselves.”

John Darby, chief information officer at Grand Canyon Resort
The Smith Center, Las Vegas, United States
Shen Yun New York Company
March 10, 2018