College President: Shen Yun Stories Powerful and Timeless

“I thought it was wonderful. … They were able to tell all these stories through dance and through movement and music.”

“The stories that were about love and hope and all of those things, I thought, were really powerful.”

“The orchestra is fabulous, absolutely. … I think [the music is] uplifting; it just kind of ebbs and flows. Sometimes it’s kind of sad, sometimes it’s very happy, sometimes uplifting. … It portrayed a whole range of emotions.”

“For students in this country, I think it’s a great opportunity for them to see other cultures and how they tell stories and how they perform.”

“Those stories are very old, but they’re timeless, really. Even a thousand years from now, they’ll still be important.”

Will Lewallen, superintendent and president, Hartnell College
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose, United States
Shen Yun International Company
December 30, 2017