ST. LOUIS—After watching Shen Yun Performing Arts on Sunday, Feb. 19, Bianca Cadungug, an interactive art director for a large footwear company, says she left the show feeling peaceful. “Just very nice, [a] warm feeling,” she described.
New York-based Shen Yun performed three shows this past weekend at the historic Peabody Opera House in downtown St. Louis, showcasing classical Chinese dance and music.
“It was beautiful,” said Ms. Cadungug. “Very graceful … breathtaking! I think everyone did a wonderful job with the choreography. I really liked it; I had a great time.”
As a former Polynesian and Filipino dancer, Ms. Cadungug commented on the amount of work and passion it takes for the dancers to perform so well. “They are very good,” she remarked.
In addition to performances in classical Chinese dance, the company also features piano-accompanied bel canto style opera by world-renown soloists.
Ms. Cadungug says she particularly enjoyed soprano Haolan Geng’s performance. “She was phenomenal with her voice,” she said.
Tim Murphy, who works as an accounting integration leader at a large science and engineering company, accompanied Ms. Cadungug to the performance.
“I thought it was great! … It is amazing to see the amount of dancing choreography and the theme of truth that runs through the entire show, as well as peace and good and evil,” he said. Mr. Murphy also called the show fascinating and said he really enjoyed it. “I am glad I came.”
Reporting by Kerry Huang and Diana Hubert.
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. Shen Yun Touring Company will be in Nashville for performances at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center on Feb. 25 and 26.
For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org.