CHICAGO—Retired musicians Robert and Sue Molatt attended the world renowned Shen Yun Performing Arts New York company in Chicago on Wednesday, Apr. 20 at Chicago’s Civic Opera House. The couple praised the lavish production featuring classical Chinese dance and music.
“They are unbelievable what they do up there,” Mr. Molatt said “I am very envious of them.”
“It just carried me back to when I used to do the same things,” he added. “Their bodies are so limber and it’s unbelievable what they do.”
Mr. Molatt was referring the classical Chinese dance which Shen Yun showcases. The dance form requires extensive training in flips, turns, and spins.
For a couple that hailed from the U.S. Pacific Northwest, they seemed right at home with traditional Chinese artistry. Mrs. Molatt explained that she had been a part of a cultural delegation that was set up by the U.S. government in 1998, traveling around China and meeting with various arts circles in Beijing.”
“It was interesting to see how you had worked the traditions and brought them into the performance,” she said.
“It’s just the way I used to dance,” Robert observed.
“In our dreams,” Sue clarified.
Reporting by Stacy Hui and Conan Milner
Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company will perform at Chicago's Civic Opera House through April 24. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org