“What I find is it’s very professional and very representative of the culture. It brings you into their world and into the history, so it’s very rich.”
“There’s a lot of learning, but through the art, so it makes it travel in your mind. So there’s a dream behind the story knowing that it’s a reality.
“The other piece that is so interesting is that the culture is so old, very different from [the culture of] America. We don’t have that length of stories, so this is really touching when you take the time to think about the length, when they say 2,000 years ago—it’s really interesting.”
“It brings a lot of reflection. It helps a little bit of your imagination and creativity as well. It’s very touching to see the story, the history through dancing, and I have to say this type of dancing is very delicate and I think the artists really do deliver it with mastery.”
“It’s very spiritual. It brings the culture, but for me it’s much more of all those years in the culture, which makes it so rich, because [over] those many many years I do see even though there’s a lot of war there’s always a foundation of peace, so that’s the thing I keep. For me, it’s peace and the learning and being able to move forward.”
“It’s masterful, very professional, but there’s magic and lightness in the movement and the presentation, and your mind can wander easily because you go into their culture. They just bring it with you, so it’s not demanding, it’s easy.”