Shen Yun ‘Phenomenal’
“I think it was phenomenal, I loved it. It’s just so artistic, and the precision and the jumps and the artistic side of it in everybody and the fluidity in the dances—I’m stunned,” said Ms. Elliot.
Ms. Wolfe added that the performance was flawless. “The way they move, it’s like a lion across the stage,” she said.
She also was interested in the content of the stories presented through dance and music by Shen Yun, a New York-based classical Chinese dance and music company that aims to revive traditional Chinese culture.
Ms. Wolfe pointed to the theme of compassion in one of the dance pieces, saying it’s rare these days to see such values presented in performances.
“I like the way that it’s going through to let everybody know that … it’s very nice.”
Reflecting on the contents in the performance, which include values from China’s rich history and culture, Ms. Elliot said the show makes audience members think.
“I think the performance is so revealing, and it really makes you think, deep thinking. It’s kind of like a teaching—some of the things brought up tonight I wasn’t even aware of, so it was very interesting,” she said.
“It’s a must see,” added Ms. Wolfe.
Ms. Elliot added, “It’s beyond anything! We love it.”
‘A very strong celestial importance’
Judy Johnson and Ivan Wyatt were also highly impressed with Shen Yun.
“The dancing was phenomenal, the music was just fantastic,” said Mr. Wyatt.
Ms. Johnson said the performance is very spiritual.
“The connection between the Middle [Kingdom] and heaven, … the relationship between the two. I thought it showed a very interesting connection with how many of us feel about our spiritual values and faith,” Ms. Johnson said. “A very strong celestial importance to just the whole theme of their dances.”
Shen Yun depicts many of the traditional values such as compassion and virtue through their dances.
Ms. Johnson appreciated that aspect and felt they are beneficial to the whole world.
“For 5,000 years divine culture flourished in the land of China,” explains the Shen Yun website. “Humanity’s treasure was nearly lost, but through breathtaking music and dance, Shen Yun is bringing back this glorious culture.”
The couple were grateful Shen Yun had come to Forth Worth and they had the opportunity to experience it.
Reporting by Amy Lu
Reporting by Lu Yong, Pu Hui-en and Billy Shyu
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org.
Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time. We have proudly covered audience reaction since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006