PHOENIX—Former U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant and his family came to enjoy Shen Yun Performing Arts 2009 World Tour for the first time at the ASU Gammage on Saturday, March 28.
Shen Yun is reviving the ancient culture and traditions of China’s 5,000-year-old civilization through stories, myths, and legends told through Chinese classical dance, a live orchestra with Western and Chinese instruments, state of the art digital backdrops, and master solo singers.
"It is excellent. Very, very colourful. I liked all of it. I liked the dancing, the music, the color. Very nice," said Mr. Richardson.
Roger, Mr. Richardson's younger brother, who also attended, said, "I loved the show, it is very interesting, I especially loved the drums. Very interesting dancing and the colours of the costumes were excellent, very pretty."
Drums played an integral part in ancient China's rich culture. The drumming progrms were portrayed in a series of vibrant dances demanding great flexibility and aerial work befitting a festive occasion.
Mrs. Richardson enjoyed watching as the elaborately costumed dancers created a calidescope of colors on stage. "I love it, really love it. Beautiful colors in the dances and style, I just love it."
They all agreed that they would like to come and see Shen Yun again the next time it visits Pheonix.
This article was written with files from SOH Radio, a media partner of The Epoch Times.
Chani Blue contributed to this report.
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