NEW YORK—The prestigious David H Koch theater, Lincoln Center, one of the country’s finest arts venues, hosted Shen Yun Performing Arts, the world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company, on Tuesday, Jan. 11.
People from many different backgrounds were attracted to see ancient China’s divinely-inspired culture brought to life through Shen Yun’s story-based dance and music.
Amjad Thariani, who works in Real Estate in Princeton, New Jersey, loved everything about the show.
“Absolutely loved it. Brilliant. I loved the choreography. I loved everything. The costumes, everything was just nice and I look forward to seeing it again next year,” he said.
He was attracted to the performance when he saw the show advertised on a Pakistani Television channel.
“I think it reflects the 5,000 years of history,” he said jovially. “There is a lot of culture, a lot of history, a lot of depth, and a very wide canvas.
“I wish I was more familiar with the history of it. But it was a great eye-opener, and at the end, I want to do some reading about the Chinese culture now.”
’Cuts across all ages and all cultures’
Lawrence Friedman, also in Real Estate, was likewise in the audience Tuesday evening. He had never seen a Chinese performance like Shen Yun before.
“I love it; I love it,” he said.
He described the show as “pleasant, upbeat, [and] very happy.”
Mr. Friedman said the artistic qualities of the show were excellent and beautiful.
“I think this is international, everyone could love this. It cuts across all ages and all cultures—it’s beauty, children understand, old people understand it. Every religion, every nation understands ultimate beauty,” he said.
Reporting by Yan Weisi and Jane Andrews.
Shen Yun Performing Arts will perform at the Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater until Jan. 16. For more information visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org