DALLAS—Shen Yun Performing Arts was in Dallas on Jan. 18, surprising and delighting the Texan audience.
It was Amy Ross’s second time seeing Shen Yun perform. She had seen Shen Yun perform in 2018 in Dallas and wanted to come back.
“I love it. It’s amazing,” she said.
Amy Ross is an executive recruiter and her companion, Steve Beran, is a quality director.
“You know, it’s so beautiful,” she said. “I loved the costumes, the music, the dancing. It’s an amazing performance. It’s so eloquent and beautiful, and it just flows so beautifully. It’s really amazing. It’s just a great performance.”
It was Beran’s first time seeing the Shen Yun.
“I love it,” said Beran. “I loved the colors, the way the dancers are all synchronized, and the grace of their movements, and everything.”
Beran recalled “Sleeves of the Tang Palace” which depicts China’s Golden Age, the Tang Dynasty, and the long water sleeves of the palace ladies.
“I liked the color in the sleeves dance,” he said. “And then the grace of the dancers and the way they can move around.”
Beran also recalled “Porcelain in the Balance” where Shen Yun dancers balance vases upon their heads with graceful ease.
Ross agreed, and said the feat was amazing.
Shen Yun was formed in New York in 2006 by artists who wanted to revive the traditional Chinese culture. Shen Yun depicts stories and scenes from throughout China’s profound 5,000-year history, and also includes stories set in China today.
Some of these stories openly depict the persecution and hardship faced by spiritual people in China today, at the hands of the communist regime.
“It surprised me. It was a nice surprise,” said Beran.
Beran had expected to see the spirituality of traditional Chinese culture, but didn’t expect the program would also touch on the fact that such culture is oppressed in modern China by the communist regime.
“Surprising, but I thought it was a nice touch. I thought it was well done,” he said.
“I think it’s important to incorporate it into the show,” agreed Ross. “It’s good to know.”
Jorge Fredrickson is an executive in finance. He and his companion were also in attendance.
“It was very nice,” he said. “Extremely colorful, I was blown away by the colors.”
Fredrickson also enjoyed Shen Yun’s backdrop, which brings the stories Shen Yun are telling into the theater.
“I thought the integration of the digital realm with the physical realm was very interesting,” he said. “Visually, very stimulating.”
Fredrickson’s companion was impressed by Shen Yun’s dancers.
“The dancing was fantastic,” she said. “I really enjoyed the dancing. I’ve taken dance before, so I can appreciate the beauty of it.”
Fredrickson liked all of the stories, but one that stood out in his memory was “Sleeves of the Tang Palace” which depicts ladies of the Tang Dynasty, China’s Golden Age, and their flowing water sleeves.
“It was just visually stimulating,” said Fredrickson.
Traditional Chinese culture is spiritual and Fredrickson appreciated that Shen Yun Performing Arts presents that spiritual aspect.
“I thought it was very moving,” he said.
With reporting by Diane Gao, Amy Hu, and Carrie Gilkison
The Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time and has covered audience reactions since the company’s inception in 2006.