Retired CEO Says: Shen Yun, ‘Go see it!’

January 4, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif.—”The dancing is beautiful. It’s great. Terrific show!” said Larry Marques after watching Shen Yun Performing Arts in San Jose on Jan. 3.

Mr. Marques, a retired company President and CEO, and Martha Marques, a retired environmentalist, expressed their appreciation of the Shen Yun performance.

“I loved the colors,” said Mr. Marques. He also enjoyed the music. “The music was really good—it was terrific,” he said.

“Very spiritual, very touching,” Mrs. Marques said. “It showed you a lot of the culture of China.”

“Throughout history almost every culture looked toward the divine for inspiration. Art was meant to uplift, bringing joy to both the people who created and experienced it. It is this principle that drives Shen Yun performers and their art,” the website states.

Mr. Marques was especially impressed by the erhu.

“Oh, gosh, yes, that was amazing!” Mrs. Marques agreed.

According to the Shen Yun website, “The erhu is one of the most important Chinese instruments, with a history of over 4,000 years. Though it has only two strings, it can convey a wide range of emotions.”

Mrs. Marques was also impressed by the connection between the backdrops and the actions of the dancers.

“I couldn’t believe how they did the cinematography, where she would fly in and hop out,” she said. “And I would keep wondering how they did that—it was perfect! Exactly where [the dancer] came down, [the digital image of her] would pop up.”

“Go see it!” Mr. Marques concluded.

Reporting by Wei Chia and Diana Mathias

New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit

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