Shen Yun ‘A special treat of Chinese culture’

March 12, 2014

COSTA MESA, Calif.— Vlad Popescu is a director in the insurance business and was happy to see Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, on March 11.

“It’s great,” said Mr. Popescu. “Very entertaining.”

According to New York-based Shen Yun’s website, “For 5,000 years divine culture flourished in the land of China. Humanity’s treasure was nearly lost, but through breathtaking music and dance, Shen Yun is bringing back this glorious culture.”

Shen Yun’s performances mainly focus on classical Chinese dance, but also include story-based dance, folk dances, a live orchestra with both Eastern and Western instruments, colorful handmade costumes, vocal and instrumental soloists, and a dazzling interactive digital backdrop, says the company’s website.

Mr. Popescu, who is from Romania in Eastern Europe, was very pleased with Shen Yun’s presentation of true Chinese culture.

“It’s amazing,” he said. “It’s a great culture. My wife and I have the utmost respect for Chinese culture. It actually predates a lot of the European culture by thousands of years, so that’s impressive, and tonight is special for my wife and I. It’s a special treat of Chinese culture.”

Mr. Popescu thought attending Shen Yun would be a wonderful evening for any couple.

“It’s a great date night with your wife or significant other, and at the same time it’s a great intro to Chinese culture for those who are foreign to it.”

Reporting by Simone Gao and Sarah Le

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