Psychiatrist Says Shen Yun ‘Fascinating to watch’

January 16, 2011 Updated: October 1, 2015

Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company receives a standing ovation from a sold-out house at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater on Sunday Jan. 16, 2011. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times Staff)
Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company receives a standing ovation from a sold-out house at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater on Sunday Jan. 16, 2011. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times Staff)
NEW YORK—Saturday's final evening performance of Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company finished with thunderous applause, a standing ovation, and a curtain call. The performance at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater was given before a nearly sold-out crowd.

Ian Canino, a child psychiatrist who works in the New York City public school system, said he found Shen Yun "fascinating."

"It's wonderful," commented Mr. Canino. "It's fascinating to watch. I love the dresses and the
scenery. It's very pleasant."

David Hall, a psychologist with Columbia University Presbyterian, said he was also impressed with the quality of the dancing, saying, "It's excellent."

"I like the group, they are very well coordinated," said Mr. Hall. "I liked it a lot."

The New York-based company aims to revive the age-old Chinese culture destroyed under communism China, using classical Chinese dance as its major medium of expression.

With reporting by Sherry Dong and Genevieve Long.

Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company finished its two-week run at Lincoln Center on Sunday, Jan. 16, at a 3 p.m. performance, after which the company is traveling to Schenectady, NY, to perform at Proctors Theatre on Jan. 19., and then it will continue its tour to perform at The Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington D.C., Jan. 26-30.

For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org.