LAS VEGAS—John Kostal, a retired farmer, and his wife Caroline, a retired registered nurse, were deeply touched by Shen Yun Performing Arts in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for Performing Arts, on Feb. 22.
“It was spectacular,” said Mr. Kostal.
“Very moving,” said Mrs. Kostal.
“China was once known as Shen Zhou—The Divine Land,” according to Shen Yun’s website. “In 2006, a group of leading classical Chinese artists came together in New York with one wish: to revive the true, divinely inspired culture of China and share it with the world.”
“A Shen Yun performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops—together creating one spectacular performance,” says the company website.
Mrs. Kostal thought it was wonderful that true Chinese culture is being preserved through Shen Yun.
“I found the show to be spectacular,” she said. “It’s just amazing. It would be such a loss to civilization if this would not continue to be preserved because the beauty and grace and the costumes and the music. … It’s just been a wonderful performance.”
Mr. Kostal was impressed by the caliber and hard work of Shen Yun’s artists.
“It just brings such joy to watch the people be able to put on such a show with so much talent, and it takes so much work to get that together,” he said.
Yet Mr. Kostal also had trouble finding the exact words to explain why the show was so moving.
“It’s just unreal,” he said. “It’s hard to put it into words.”
Reporting by Jana Li and Sarah Le
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.
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