Filmmaker Inspired by Shen Yun New York Performance

April 20, 2013 7:07 pm Last Updated: December 23, 2013 7:17 pm

NEW YORK—Shen Yun Performing Arts began a week of shows at The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center to a sold-out house on Saturday afternoon.

In the audience was documentary filmmaker Andrea Wozny. Seeing Shen Yun for the first time, she said, “I loved it.” She added, “I am very grateful I had the opportunity to see this.”

The Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company, one of three Shen Yun companies currently touring the world, performed to a warm and enthusiastic audience and received a standing ovation.

Shen Yun produces an entirely new program each year, and the afternoon of graceful dances accompanied by the Shen Yun Orchestra made a deep impression on Wozny. She enjoyed “getting a sense of the great history of the culture and the beautiful colors and the costume design” and “the movement and the variety of movement in the dance.”

Wozny has a deep interest in various cultures. Her documentary explores African musicians, and she found great inspiration in Shen Yun’s performance.

“I liked that they incorporated elements of history introducing people to different aspects of the history and culture of China and going up to the present time, and commenting on what the situation is like there today.”

She described the experience of seeing Shen Yun as “a beautiful visual dance and expression of the culture, and the richness of the culture.”

“It was really inspiring.”

Reporting by NTD Television and Tim McDevitt

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 Performing Arts is performing at the David H. Koch Theater 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.