‘Shen Yun is for all ages’

April 16, 2011 Updated: April 16, 2011

CHICAGO—Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company took the stage April 16, for the second of ten performances as the renowned show returned to the Windy City.

Despite the chill outside the Civic Opera House , the audience warmly responded with repeated rounds of applause, waving to the artists at the end of the show.

Dennis Taylor and automotive engineer Sue Chong expressed their amazement.

Mr. Taylor said, "The costumes were beautiful and I enjoyed the dancing."

For Ms. Chong seeing Shen Yun was an opportunity to get in touch with her roots: "I found the show fascinating because I’m learning about my culture. I brought my mother. I heard about the show and now I get to see it.

Ms. Chong said she was impressed by many aspects of the performances, "The costumes and the performances were gorgeous and the way they put it together with the choreography is wonderful."

She added that Shen Yun would appeal to many different people, and they could learn about Chinese culture from the show, "I think the show is for all ages and it’s great, because you have the performances like The Monkey King Outwits Pigsy and that was very interesting.

Reporting by NTD Television and Jeanmarie Lunsford.

Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company will perform at Chicago's Civic Opera House through April 24. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org