New York—Ash Malik, a pharmaceutical company executive, was in the audience with his wife at the David Koch Theater, Lincoln Center in New York City on Tuesday night.
They both really enjoyed the show. “This is the first time I have been in the Lincoln Center,” said Mr. Malik. “I saw the ladies doing the advertising outside and I liked the poster, so I thought I would try it.”
He was glad he did.
“I really enjoyed it. It was completely different from anything I have seen before,” Mrs. Malik said. “I really liked the part with the flowers,” she said referring to the Plum Blossom Dance. The dance portrays the blossoming of these small and delicate flowers amidst the harshness of winter. They are a powerful symbol in Chinese culture, representing resilience amidst adversity while offering the promise of spring.
Mrs. Malik has a musical background, and has studied and played the bassoon and saxophone.
“I really enjoyed the music and especially the different kinds of instruments that are incorporated in the different parts of the show,” she said. The Shen Yun orchestra is the first of its kind in its masterful combination of Chinese and Western instruments.
Mr. Malik added that the show was a good start in learning more about China.
With reporting By Song Lin and Sophia Bronwen.
Shen Yun Performing Arts will perform at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater through Jan. 16. For more information visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org