Company President Praises Shen Yun: ‘Absolutely fabulous’

By Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
May 11, 2013 Updated: May 11, 2013
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Robert and Virginia Wendt enjoy Shen Yun Performing Arts at Chicago's Cadillac Palace, on Saturday May 11. (Teresa Yin/The Epoch Times)

CHICAGO—”The opening scene is absolutely fabulous, mind-taking, and breath-causing!” said Robert Wendt. The retired president of the Central District Furniture Co. had just caught the matinee presentation of Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Cadillac Palace, Saturday May 11.

“I just loved them!” said Virginia Wendt of the dancers. “Beautiful. Beautiful with their perfection. Just perfection.”

Shen Yun travels the world on a mission to revive a lost treasure, 5,000 years of China’s divinely inspired culture through the universal language of dance and music.

Ms. Wendt expressed her appreciation for the New York-based company’s presentation of Chinese classical dance and said, “It’s wonderful, it’s remarkable.”

Pointing to Mr. Wendt she said, “Bob was a dancer at one time, so he really appreciates dance.”

Mr. Wendt said: “Well, they are absolutely fabulous in their technique, and they’re consistent with their technique. And, the visual excitement I get because of the setting they put around the dancers, I think, to reflect the movement they are doing is absolutely fabulous, and something we’ve never seen. I haven’t.”

An integral part of the performance is the Shen Yun Orchestra, which has been highly praised by audience members world-wide.

Ms. Wendt said: “Oh, I loved the music. I love violin, I love cellos. It was all beautiful and very well put together.”

Mr. Wendt enjoyed the unique blending of classical Western and Chinese instruments.

In a series of short, story-based performances, the artists take audience members on a journey: sometimes through ancient legends and sometimes depicting contemporary issues.

Ms. Wendt exclaimed: “I love the stories! It makes it so interesting. It’s such an old, old country compared to ours. It’s very interesting to me. I liked it all. I thought it was all interesting.”

“I thought it was exquisite!” she said.

She added that she was impressed by all the dances, and particularly enjoyed Ancient Elegance.

Reporting by Teresa Yin and Jeanmarie Lunsford

Shen Yun Performing Arts, based in New York, tours the world on a mission to revive traditional Chinese culture. 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.

Shen Yun Performing Arts’ last scheduled performances for this season are in Chicago on May 10-12 and Syracuse, May 12.