INDIANAPOLIS—”It’s a full sensory overload when you watch everything. The sound and everything, it’s beautiful to watch,” said Mike Crabb, after seeing Shen Yun Performing Arts with his wife Kara on the evening of Jan. 16.
Mr. Crabb is Sales Executive at Pillar Group Risk Management. He has also been Tournament Director of The Crabbie Open Foundation Golf Tournament.
“Oh, it’s been exciting for me and my wife,” Mr. Crabb commented. “This has been a dream for us to come and see this.” He explained that he had bought his wife, a dance lover, Shen Yun tickets as a Christmas present.
“She [had]… always seen the advertising for it, so I thought this would be the perfect Christmas gift,” he said.
Shen Yun is New York-based dance with four touring companies that travel the world simultaneously, delivering performances in five continents and over 100 cities.
“It’s new to us,” Mr. Crabb explained. “We’re learning a lot about it, so it’s exciting to see how the history and the dance come together, and how the culture uses dance as … a way to share ideas, thoughts, and their beliefs.”
“That’s a neat way to express it,” he said.
Shen Yun’s mission is to bring back traditional Chinese culture through the performing arts. Classical Chinese dance is at the heart of Shen Yun, but it also features state-of-the-art digital backdrops and an East and West orchestra.
Mr. Crabb described his basic impression of Shen Yun as “passion for the culture. It’s surreal, yet it’s calming at the same time.”
“It’s exciting to watch,” he said. “Yes. It’s very informative, just by watching how they express themselves through dance.”
Reporting by Peng Su and Andrew Darin
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org.
Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time. We have proudly covered audience reaction since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.