Musician Impressed by ‘Every Single Expression’ in Shen Yun

“This show was very special for me because I can see some elements of Asian music. … It was quite fascinating especially to look at the instrument they played, the two-stringed instrument.”
 

“The power that [sopranos] have in their voice. You can see the discipline they have. The training must have been unique.
 

“The dancers! The dancers are just fantastic. The coordination, the orchestra, the composition. There are so many hundreds of little elements put together in this kind of show that turns out to energize us. It really brings forward that energy that the performer has.”
 

“The message that the singers gave, the soprano and the tenor, were very, very special. Nowadays we need to remember many things of our lives, of how we are, of how to behave, what the future is going to be.”
 

“It’s a culture that very little we know about, and many people don’t know too much about. … We have to get to know each other better, and this show really does a good job letting us know what the tradition is.”
 

“This show is very spiritual. Every single expression. Dancing or singing or playing the music—it’s very spiritual—there has to be a supreme being that has guided this culture. So it’s portrayed in this production.”
 

Pepe Santana , Ecuadorian-born musician and retired architect
Washington, D.C., United States
Shen Yun International Company
January 19, 2017