OGDEN, Utah—The Ogden audience at the Val. A. Browning Center spoke of their experience watching Shen Yun Performing Arts’ opening performance with great pleasure.
“I thought it was great. The colors are neat; the performances are neat … It was great,” said Glen Judkins, a retired detective.
Based in New York, Shen Yun was formed by a group of leading classical Chinese artists with a mission to revive China’s divinely inspired culture. The company tours the globe each year, presenting its performances that feature classical Chinese dance and music to audiences worldwide.
Certified public accountant Ralph Chipman said the performance is “very well put together.”
He said that the performance allowed him to appreciate a China he wasn’t previously aware of and that it had opened him to a new awareness.
Mrs. Chipman, who has studied dance and has worked as a fitness instructor, said the dances were very expressive and beautiful.
“I recognize the skill,” Mrs. Chipman said. “Absolutely beautiful.”
Becky Trujillo, who runs an editing and publishing organization, said she found the performance very elegant.
“We loved all of the colors. We loved the fact that they’re in unison … We were actually just in awe of the whole performance; we very much enjoyed it, beautiful,” said Ms. Trujillo, who came to see Shen Yun with her friends.
Watching the performance had a calming effect for Ms. Trujillo. “I actually feel … peaceful, it’s just very, very calming,” she said.
“I hear the music and I see the dancers, it’s very calming.”
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.