Hollywood Sound Editor: Shen Yun Is Perfection

“It is extremely enjoyable. I am almost at a loss for words, but it was perfection. I was astonished by the performances, and I found them quite amazing.” 
 

“[The dancers] were just remarkable … The music and the dancing was a beautiful blend.”
 

“I like the blend of the Eastern and Western instrumentation. It was seamless.” 
 

“My son plays with the erhu a little bit, so it is kind of fun to see it being played correctly … As an instrument, I find it very fascinating … [It makes me feel] melancholy, joy. It is a very emotional instrument, and it really does strike you in your core, and it is somewhat of ethereal sounding as well.”
 

“[The soprano was a] beautiful singer. [The lyrics were] poetic.”
 

“I love the colors, the use of colors. I love the blues and the yellows and the greens … it was a really nice blend, very bold colors.” 
 

“It was just such a moving experience to take in. I’m still processing the whole experience.”
 

“You will be seeing an unforgettable experience. I wouldn’t tell [anyone] anything about it. I would rather them just discover on their own. I think you will find it fascinating that way, if you don’t really know what you are in for.”

“I would love to see it again sometime. I will probably come again next year to see what else they have in store.” 

John Edwards , film, television sound editor
Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks, United States
Shen Yun International Company
March 29, 2017