Shen Yun: ‘I’ve never been to anything like this before and it’s just amazing’

December 30, 2017

“Spectacular, bravo, beautiful, exquisite. It’s just amazing. There’s no other way to say it but it’s just amazing. I’ve never been to anything like this before and it’s just amazing.”

“[After seeing Shen Yun, I] have a new understanding of what the Chinese people have went through, all the struggles over the years, and they’re still going through it.”

“The story-telling was awesome. It was all done through dance and music but you understood exactly what they were saying and what they were trying to convey to the people in the audience.”

“The 3-D background (animated backdrops) is just—because when I saw the flyer, I thought, ‘How are they going to [have] these backgrounds? They can’t change them every time. How are they going to do this?’ So with the 3-D, it’s just spectacular.”

“And when they jump in the water it looks like they’re really jumping into the water. Or if they were jumping onto the screen it’s not really them jumping onto the screen but it looks like they are. Everything looks so real and so vibrant and colourful, and the music… It’s just amazing.”

“For a couple of years I’ve been thinking about going and I kept saying to myself, ‘You should go, you should go,’ and it was my sister’s birthday so I said to myself ‘perfect time.’ I have two sisters so the three of us went together and we’re just amazed. I would recommend the show to anybody that wants to see something that’s beautiful and artistic and musical, and just a physical part of it. I mean, the jumping and the dancing, and to be able to do that for two solid hours is amazing. It’s just amazing.”

“The [soprano’s] lyrics were excellent. [It] was nice [that the lyrics were translated and projected on the backdrop] so we knew exactly what was being said. I really liked that you could see it in French, English, and Chinese. And I also enjoyed the [emcees] that come out and tell us what the next story was going to be. They were really great, really fun.”

“I just think the music is so, so beautiful…Some of the music is almost like heavenly, it’s almost heavenly. They’re very amazing, the people that do this whole show.”

“The orchestra was amazing. That was just spectacular. It just made the whole event so much more bolder and alive. You just feel it coming through you almost. The music and just the history of it is just so amazing to watch.”

Stephanie Tanner, daycare teacher
National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Canada
Shen Yun New York Company
December 29, 2018