Shen Yun: ‘It has whet my appetite’ for Chinese Culture, Says Business Professor

January 19, 2014 Updated: January 20, 2014

BALTIMORE, Maryland—The choreography of Shen Yun Performing Arts caught the attention of John and Marge Everett, who watched the presentation of traditional Chinese culture at The Lyric Theater, on Saturday, Jan 18.

The couple was especially impressed with the graceful prowess of the dancers.

“They’re amazing, and it’s just beautiful to watch,” said Mrs. Everett, a bank contractor. She said she was most fascinated with the flexibility, skill, and grace of the dancers.

Classical Chinese dance involves “combinations of leaps, turns, flips, spins and other aerial and tumbling techniques,” according to the program. Classical Chinese dance is but one vehicle by which 5,000 years of Chinese culture has been passed down and preserved.

Mr. Everett, a business professor at Loyola University Maryland, said: “I’d like to know more about the precision of the movements … It’s fascinating to watch.”

Before teaching, Mr. Everett had a 30-year career advising in the telecommunications industry. Of Shen Yun, he expressed a keen interest in the meaning behind each specific dance movement—whether movements for hands or head.

“But it just seems lovely, and I’d like to know more,” added Mrs. Everett.

Mr. Everett fully agreed. “I’m with Marge. I need to know more. It has whet my appetite for it.”

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.