Shen Yun is a Real Eye Opener

February 16, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS—”It’s been fantastic,” said, Pat Bollom after seeing Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Orpheum Theatre on Feb. 16.

Mr. Bollom is CEO of a medical claims processing business. During intermission he commented on the performance and said, “It’s been good, very colorful, very lively.”

“I think it’s good, I like the variation. I like that it’s gone through history and precedes through time, so it’s been very good so far, yeah. A real eye opener, very good,” he commented.

She Yun features an all new program each season, which is delivered to over 100 cities in up to 20 countries by its four touring companies.

A New York-based company, Shen Yun’s mission is to revitalize traditional Chinese culture through the beauty and artistry of classical Chinese dance.

Mr. Bollom enjoyed the music very much and mentioned that the musicins were able to keep in tune for the whole performance. This achievement might not sound grand for a world-class orchestra, but it is nevertheless.

In fact, the instrumentation of Shen Yun’s full-orchestra surprises some people. The orchestra combines Eastern and Western instruments in the orchestra despite the fact that Chinese and Western music are built on two different scales.

As for the dancing, “I’ve seen a lot of traditional Chinese, traditional Asian dance before, so it’s been very good, very, very good,” related Mr. Bollom.

“I think they have done a great job…. They have gone through history and they have done a good job of bringing it through,” he commented ultimately.

With reporting by Hannah Cai and Andrew Darin

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.

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