Shen Yun

Former Flautist Finds Shen Yun to be Perfect

BY Mary Silver TIMEDecember 29, 2013 PRINT

ATLANTA—Michelle Howell, vibrant and expressive, came to Shen Yun with a musician’s mind—she has studied classical flute.

Ms. Howell is a registered nurse as well as a trained musician. She said she wanted to see Shen Yun because she loves the arts.

“I love music, and I love dance, so this is perfect,” she said at the evening performance at the Cobb Energy Centre in Atlanta on Dec. 28.

The Shen Yun Orchestra began touring without the dancers for the first time this year. According to the program, the orchestra performs all-original compositions: “Its works draw upon five millennia of history, with an array of dynasties and peoples from which to draw inspiration, reviving themes and even melodies from ancient times.”

“I used to play the flute, so I appreciate the music. Very well organized,” said Ms. Howell. She also loves color and dance, and she said that she found the orchestra to be amazing, adding that she has never heard music quite like it before.

“It’s very nice, and I’m enjoying it a lot,” she said.

For Emoni Robinson, a medical technologist who attended the performance with Ms. Howell, the narrative dance made a strong impression. He said that classical Chinese dance is “a very unique form of dancing. It’s definitely different, and so far the storyline without any words is actually pretty impressive.”

New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit Shen Yun Performing Arts.

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.

Mary Silver
Mary Silver writes columns, grows herbs, hikes, and admires the sky. She likes critters, and thinks the best part of being a journalist is learning new stuff all the time. She has a Masters from Emory University, serves on the board of the Georgia chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and belongs to the Association of Health Care Journalists.
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