Operations Manager: Shen Yun ‘Incredibly Touching’

“I think it’s beautiful, and I think it’s amazing when people express their views through artistry, and especially such incredibly skilled and obviously talented people that have taken the time to master their art and then share it. It’s just incredible! I love the color. I love the light. I love the incredible dancing, and the story is fun, but it’s also incredibly touching. … I like the narrators. They’re wonderful.”

“There are a lot of difficult times in the world, and it’s very easy to express them in an ugly way. I think it takes a lot of courage and thought and discipline to express them in such a beautiful and exquisitely storytelling, entertaining way. I really think that takes a lot as a human being, and these are hundreds of human beings that have put this together. So I think it represents a real possibility for communication that is not the easy road.”

“I never would have known this history; I never would have understood things that are happening today. I just never would have realized, and the history that was almost lost, I never would have understood. … It’s incredible and really, really worthwhile. What a beautiful way for us to start our new year.”

Gina Donato, operations manager for an educational company
San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, United States
Shen Yun International Company
January 1, 2018