LAS VEGAS—Janice Hamiter, a director of personnel, attended Shen Yun Performing Arts’ final performance at Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 23. Her Husband Lyle Hamiter, and friend Lillian Larson accompanied Mrs. Hamiter to the matinee performance.
“It is just magnificent,” said Mrs. Hamiter, who had been looking forward to the show since first seeing the advertisements.
Established in 2006, New York-based Shen Yun is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing 5,000 years of Chinese civilization to life through music and dance. It has quickly become an international sensation, with four companies simultaneously touring around the world.
“We just knew it was going to be magnificent. And it definitely is magnificent,” Mrs. Hamiter added. “I do not know where they get their energy. And the costumes… the scenery, everything about it is just wonderful.”
According to Shen Yun’s website, “Shen Yun’s costume artists collect countless designs of traditional attire, ranging from those of emperors, ministers, and generals to the everyday clothing of the common people. They use bright colors to tailor and recreate hundreds of new pieces each season.”
Mr. Hamiter, a retired salesman, was also impressed with the performance.
“I think it is wonderful and that everyone who can see it should,” he remarked.
Mr. Hamiter especially enjoyed Shen Yun’s backdrops. “It is quite an innovation, I have never seen that,” he explained.
“With state-of-the-art graphics technology, Shen Yun’s digital-backdrop team creates vividly animated settings, extending the stage and transporting the audience to a world where heaven and earth are one,” the website states. “The backdrops are as grand as they are intricate. So remarkably true to life, they allow you to forget where you are, and journey to another place and time.”
Not to be left out, Ms. Larson, who is a retired airline stewardess, wanted to express her admiration for Shen Yun as well.
“Magnificent, awesome, beautiful… it is just unexplainable,” said Ms. Larson, who felt as if she was a part of the performance.
The Shen Yun New York company will next move on to San Diego for seven more performances beginning Feb. 26.
Reporting by Jana Li and Morgan Bradley
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.