CHICAGO—Classical Chinese dance and music company, Shen Yun Performing Arts , is stopping in Chicago with performances running through Sunday, April 24. Shen Yun's New York Company is presenting classical Chinese and ethnic dance.
Agustin Quinones and his wife, Mrs. Quinones, who are originally from Mexico City, saw Shen Yun perform Sunday afternoon, April 17, at Chicago’s Civic Opera House.
“Congratulations to the performers!” said Mrs. Quinones, who said the performance is very beautiful and worthwhile to attend. Mrs. Quinones is a general manager with CCC ITW, a truck part distributor.
At intermission, Mrs. Quinones said she appreciated the dancing and the culture, noting there is much to learn from the show about Chinese culture.
Both said they appreciated the singing performances:
"The words of the songs, you can understand them. They have a meaning, so it's beautiful—I think it's very cultural," said Mr. Quinones, who is a supply chain manager in the auto industry.
Mr. Quinones said the "the performances are amazing."
"Everything is perfectly co-ordinated, every movement is so clear, it's crisp … beautiful," he said of the dances.
"They are very diverse, very different, so you really enjoy all of them," he said.
Mrs. Quinones said she very much enjoyed the dances. Some because they are lively and fun, and others for their deeper spiritual meaning.
With reporting by Charlie Lu and Nicholas Zifcak.
Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company will perform at Chicago's Civic Opera House through April 24. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org