NEW YORK—“We feel very happy,” said Harry Zlokower, after he and his wife Nicole watched Shen Yun Performing Arts on April 26.
After seeing Shen Yun at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater, Mr. Zlokower said he also felt “very cool and calm.”
Mr. Zlokower is president of the Zlokower Company, a public relations agency, and a columnist for the New York Real Estate Journal.
New York-based Shen Yun is a world-famous company dedicated to reviving the 5,000 years of divinely-inspired Chinese culture.
The performance combines a base of classical Chinese dance with individually handcrafted costumes, digital backdrops, and an orchestra that deftly melds a Western philharmonic orchestra with traditional Chinese instruments.
But that’s just Shen Yun at first glance.
“Digging deeper, one discovers a sea of traditional Chinese culture,” explains Shen Yun’s website. “Mortals and divine beings merge on stage as one. Principles such as benevolence and justice, propriety and wisdom, respect for the heavens, and divine retribution, all come to life, washing over the audience. Originating from Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism, these ideals are the essence of traditional Chinese culture.”
Mr. and Mrs. Zlokower keep coming back—they’ve seen Shen Yun four times—because the performance relaxes them.
“No stress—we feel enchanted,” said Mrs. Zlokower. “Very soothing.”
Reporting by Pamela Tsai and Zachary Stieber
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
Shen Yun’s New York Company will be performing at Lincoln Center through April 28.
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.