Shen Yun Makes Retired Lawyer Want to Learn to Dance

February 23, 2017

“I am very impressed with the color. Beautiful costumes, outstanding costumes. And the [dancers] floated. The movement of the dancers is exaggerated by the costumes’ flowing and the color. And I just find myself saying, ‘ooh, ahh, and it is a beautiful show.'”


“I am very impressed with the [technical] ability of the dancers, especially the men: how strong they are and how high they can jump. When they were playing the drums—I had never seen drums that … are on their backs, and they have the curved drumsticks. And that … seemed like war-like. It was just like it was supposed to be. It was beautiful.” 


“I really did think [the opening dance] was 4,000 or 5,000 years old. I said, ‘this is a very rich tradition of dancing.’ And it has a chain, a chain of people from one generation to the other, that for 4,000 or 5,000 years, that was what I was impressed by. An audience member just like me was watching them dance 4,000 years ago. And now, I get to see the same thing.”


“I want to learn to dance. Maybe not Chinese dancing, but it makes me want to move and swing, and hold my wife, and it will be beautiful.”