CINCINNATI—At the Aronoff Center for the Arts here in the City of Seven Hills, Shen Yun drew in the audience with its beauty and excitement.
This was especially true for Traci Fletcher-Garrett, college director at ITT Tech, and Dave Garrett who does logistics. Both attended Jan. 31’s performance.
Ms. Fletcher-Garrett said her overall impression of the show was “beautiful, very visually stunning, lots of colors, beautiful dance. The singing is gorgeous. It’s very quick, it’s very fast moving, I love it.”
“It draws you in, you feel like you are right in the center of the action. It’s very exciting,” Mr. Garrett added.
“I really liked how they used the backdrop, the computer animation, I don’t even know how they did it. they used that and the people just kind of jump out. It was so neat, and it took the stage and like made it deeper,” Ms. Fletcher-Garrett commented.
Shen Yun strives to revitalize traditional Chinese culture through its song and dance. Ms. Fletcher-Garrett said,”I like how they weaved the cultural folk tales into the dance so we’re learning as we’re enjoying watching the dancing and the singing.”
As she reflected on what she learned about present-day China, she explained, “One of the things that really strikes me is a little bit sad, and I’m sad because of the—I’m going to cry—because of communism and the things of the culture that are being repressed.”
Ms. Fletcher-Garrett was reacting to some of the dances that depict the persecution of people of faith in China today.
Because traditional Chinese culture is believed to be divinely inspired, some spiritual elements are present in each performance. “Oh, it’s great. I mean it started with Buddha. It’s been very great; it shared a lot of the spiritual elements to the Chinese culture.” Ms. Fletcher-Garrett said.
With reporting by Teresa You 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.