Shen Yun Has a ‘Great history behind it’ Says Chinese American

January 9, 2011 Updated: January 11, 2011

Lee Wein, who is Chinese-American, said that through watching Shen Yun, she could indeed appreciate traditional Chinese culture. (Isabella Murphy/The Epoch Times)
Lee Wein, who is Chinese-American, said that through watching Shen Yun, she could indeed appreciate traditional Chinese culture. (Isabella Murphy/The Epoch Times)
NEW YORK—Ken and Lee Wein, along with Mr. Wein’s mother Ruth, a former director of the non-profit Literacy Volunteers of Rockland County Inc., attended the fourth Shen Yun performance at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center Sunday Jan 9.

Mr. Wein noted that the show was "excellent."

Of the synchronization between the dancers and the music, he said it was "very well choreographed" and "very well rehearsed."

Mr. Wein said that he had brought his mother and wife to the show so that they could both increase their appreciation for traditional Chinese culture.

Shen Yun encapsulates China's 5,000-year-old culture before the rise of communism and before the country's traditions and values were destroyed during the Cultural Revolution between 1966 and 1976.

Mr. Wein said that the show was "very professional," and "something Lincoln Center should be proud of."

Mrs. Wein, who is Chinese-American, said that while watching Shen Yun she could indeed appreciate traditional Chinese culture, and that she learned about the "great history behind it."

Mr. Wein said that Shen Yun was  'something Lincoln Center should be proud of.' (Isabella Murphy/The Epoch Times)
Mr. Wein said that Shen Yun was 'something Lincoln Center should be proud of.' (Isabella Murphy/The Epoch Times)
The orchestra of Shen Yun is comprised of both Western classical and traditional Chinese instruments.

"The music was just great, it really was," she added.

Ruth Wein also weighed in on what she thought of the Shen Yun performance. "The choreography was superlative, and the costuming was really very beautiful and imaginative," she enthused.

The Opening of Heaven's Gates, the final performance of the show, was "very informative for me," she said.

Shen Yun is "a very generous gift," Ruth Wein said. "I am really delighted that we came."

With reporting by Isabella Murphy 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