Lincoln Center Director Finds Shen Yun ‘Quite imaginative’

January 7, 2011 Updated: October 1, 2015

Daisy Soros at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater following the Premiere of Shen Yun Performing Arts on Jan. 6, 2011. (Courtesy of NTD Television)
Daisy Soros at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater following the Premiere of Shen Yun Performing Arts on Jan. 6, 2011. (Courtesy of NTD Television)
NEW YORK—The reverberation of drums, exquisite orchestral pieces, and the beauty of classical Chinese dance were on display at the Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater in New York City on Thursday, Jan. 6, as Shen Yun Performing Arts played its first of 10 shows there.

"I enjoyed the evening very much," said Daisy Soros. She called herself an enthusiastic volunteer, which is a tremendous understatement. She is very well known for extensive philanthropy.

Ms. Soros serves as Director of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She is a board member of the Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera, and the The Opera Philharmonic, and established The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.

Ms. Soros added that the performance was "quite imaginative," and noted the detail of the handmade costumes. "I thought the costumes were wonderful and it was very valid," she said.

Shen Yun did "a wonderful job of representing [Chinese] culture and [Chinese] way of dancing," she added.

The performance draws its inspiration from the 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture before it was all but destroyed during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s.

Two of the dance pieces depict the courage of those who practice Falun Dafa, which is persecuted in today's China. Ms. Soros said she thought they were "very well done."

Reporting by NTD Television and Jack Phillips

Shen Yun Performing Arts will perform at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater through Jan. 16. For more information visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org