CHICAGO—A Senior Project Manager for Aon Hewitt, Saurabh Vasavda, was absolutely thrilled with the performance of Shen Yun Performing Arts he saw Saturday night, April 16. “I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying it,” he said.
The mission of Shen Yun is to “restore 5,000 years of divinely-inspired Chinese culture,” according to its website. To achieve this aim, it tours the world with performances of classical Chinese dances, folk dances, and music both vocal and instrumental. Its full orchestra is composed of both Chinese instruments and Western ones.
“The music is absolutely unbelievable,” Mr. Vasavda said.
Mr. Vasavda, originally from India, was reminded of his own culture by some of the dance steps, rhythms, and drum pieces he saw Shen Yun Performing Arts New York company perform.
As far as the dance, Mr. Vasavda said, “I don’t know how to explain that, but you know, it’s just touching, and very touching and it touches the heart, so to speak so–I am absolutely enjoying it.”
“This is an absolutely fantastic show … And I believe the costumes, the culture, the whole thing is just unbelievable,” he said.
Another hallmark of the Shen Yun show is its digital backdrop displaying scenes that complement the dances. “The whole backdrop is just … gorgeous and the timing of the music and the audio visuals etc., it’s just amazing,” he said.
Summing it up in a couple of words, he called it beautiful and awesome. “So I am really, really am enjoying it.”
Mr. Vasavda was so excited he has decided to market the Shen Yun show: “I actually can’t wait to go on twitter and facebook and … let them know.”
“I am also going to tell people at Aon Hewitt … that this is the show to go to.
He is going to tell all his friends that the show is a must-see: “They must, that’s it a must. Spectacular!”
Reporting by Valerie Avore and Sharon Kilarski
Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company will perform at Chicago's Civic Opera House through April 24. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org