CINCINNATTI—Shen Yun, the show that continues to captivate and enchant audiences around the globe comes to Cincinnati for another year. Through song and dance the performance amazes audiences with its revitalization of almost lost Chinese culture.
Angelita Moreno-Jones, President of the eastern Personnel Services, an Ohio-based full-service staffing firm, is no exception to the show’s experience.
A fan of Asian films and culture, Angelita was drawn to the two-stringed erhu musician, [Mei Xuan] “that’s my favorite, and every time I hear it, I think about the Chinese movies, even the Karate movies.”
Angelita is a strong supporter of Tai Chi and the culture that surrounds the Oriental practice, “I just love that culture, so when I saw that they (Shen Yun) were coming, I had to come.”
Shen Yun’s mission is to revitalize traditional Chinese culture, 5,000 years of divinely-inspired civilization through story-based dance, music, colorful costumes, and animated backdrop.
This culture was almost completely lost due to communist rule in China. Being New York-based, Shen Yun expresses this culture through beloved myths, legends, and history leading up to the present day.
Perhaps the show inherently contains magic, if not it certainly tells stories of old and from a time when magic was accepted as reality.
“Well I learned your fairy tales,” Ms. Moreno-Jones explained. “I compare them to ours, like the Jack and the Bean Stalk. I learned, well I think I already knew that your fairy tales were a little bit different, but most of yours do contain magic and most of these do contain magic, and I enjoyed them tremendously.”
“Very colorful, very entertaining, the voices were great, the music was fantastic, the story lines were superb. They were very talented entertainers and I enjoyed every minute of it!” She exclaimed.
Reporting by Julia Song and Sharon Kilarski
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit Shen Yun Performing Arts.
The Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time. We have proudly covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.