CHICAGO—“It was really great. I loved it!” said Loia Kelso. She caught the afternoon presentation of Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company as it graced the stage of the Civic Opera House, Saturday, April 23.
The IT projects manager for IU Health and her husband, civil litigation lawyer Robert Kelso drove from Indianapolis just to see Shen Yun.
They were accompanied by their friend, a retired teacher who explained that Ms. Kelso found Shen Yun on the Internet, and after seeing it advertised they knew they had to see the world-renowned show.
She said she was so glad they did, “I thought the show was wonderful. I loved the music and the combining of all the other kinds of dance. The music and the costumes, it was all just wonderful!”
Mr. Kelso agreed and added that he thought Shen Yun was, “Very educational. It was a very interesting show. I really enjoyed it.
Chinese dance is best able to bring to life the richness and depth of that ancient culture. By combining technique with inner spirit, it not only gives artistic expression to the many Chinese folk tales and legends, but also reflects that society’s diversity, its moral ideals and the very essence of 5,000 years of civilization.
Ms. Kelso appreciated this and said, “It was beautiful. I loved it. I loved all the colors, I loved the costumes, I loved the music. It was really great. I loved it!
Loia Kelso said seeing Shen Yun inspired her to find out more about the Chinese spiritual belief, Falun Gong, embodying the values of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance.
Reporting by Charlie Lu and Jeanmarie Lunsford
Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company will perform a matinee at Chicago's Civic Opera House on April 24, then continue with shows in Los Angeles at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, April 28-30. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org