Former Ballet Teacher: Shen Yun ‘Makes me want to dance’

“It’s lovely. I like the different cultural aspects … I really enjoyed the maneuvers that they’re using that are like gymnastics, but [it is] an old cultural tradition, and I didn’t know that.”
 

“[The dancers] are very uniform. Every piece, choreography is marked and their lines are straight and their maneuvers are done precisely.”
 

“I love the traditional music. The traditional instruments are fantastic.” 
 

“I want to be up there doing it. Being a dancer, it makes me want to dance.” 
 

“I like the stories. I think that they’re portraying some history here, and that’s neat.” 
 

“As far as the choreography — it’s excellent.” 
 

“From my angle being on the side here, I can see that they’re spot on all the time. So they practiced a lot.”
 

“It’s all very lovely and unique. I think if you’re a dance appreciator … you would enjoy it.” 

Ashley Taylor, former ballet teacher
Bridges Auditorium , Claremont, United States
Shen Yun International Company
March 31, 2017