“I enjoyed it very much, said Mr. Caruth, chairman of the board of The Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics and trustee of the Hillcrest Foundation.
Mrs. Caruth, chairman of the board of a school, agreed and said she would tell her friends “definitely not to miss it!”
New York-based Shen Yun combines traditional Chinese dance with music blending East and West, colorful costumes, and an animated backdrop to take the audience on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese civilization.
“The stories were fun,” Mr. Caruth said, adding he was glad Shen Yun was showing China, and not China’s current regime.
Through her school, Mrs. Caruth works with many ethnic minority groups across China and was delighted to see some of the folk and ethnic dances from those groups presented by Shen Yun.
China has 55 recognized ethnic minority groups and each year Shen Yun performs dances from some of these groups, such as the Mongolian chopsticks dance this year.
“As a matter of fact, we’ve been with the Yao people that you’ve mentioned tonight,” Ms. Caruth said.
Reporting by Lily Setoh and Catherine Yang
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