Corporate Manager: Getting Immersed in Culture that Shen Yun Portrays a Good Way to Start the New Year

“I look forward to opportunities like this. I came last year, and just had to come back again. It’s just a good way to just immerse yourself in the culture that they bring to us, every year that they come, and just get ready for the new year … just fill yourself with good spirits, and then tonight, midnight, we start a new year.

“It’s just an inspirational thing for me. I just enjoyed it, it’s just so well done and professional and so wholesome.

“They’re sharing a tradition that’s many years older than the United States, so that’s what I enjoyed. I enjoy coming every year that they have this show.”

“We start brand new—tonight at midnight. It’s a new year so you kind of feel the emotion and the traditions and share these feelings, and at midnight we carry on, start a new year, a little smarter, a little more wholesome, a little more traditional.”

“It’s just a clean, wholesome movement of dance and feeling, and what it shares with us as an audience—it’s a learning opportunity if we really look at it that way.”

Terry Graham, corporate manager, Chevron and Phillips
Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, Houston, United States
Shen Yun International Company
January 31, 2017