“It was excellent. I enjoyed it very much. I think it was beautifully done. I think behind it [there is] some concern about China and trying to open up to the greatness of China as it should be, as it has been and as it should be, so I gather that there is some resistance to it in China. So, it’s good to be able to spread it out over the world.”
“I thought they (dancers) were excellent.”
“I liked the music very much. I was glad that they mentioned the [live] orchestra; it was an important part of the whole thing. … I’m a trumpet player myself, so I’ve been involved in bands and orchestras over the years. I was in the Harvard Orchestra at one point.
“I thought they (the Shen Yun Performing Arts Orchestra) did a good job.”
“I was very impressed with that (spirituality conveyed). I was reading it in here also [in the program book], and I thought that was an interesting part of it. I think it’s a relatively new development to be as outspokenly spiritual as it was in this program. I thought that was appropriate.”
“[Shen Yun] was openly spiritual. That was important. I thought that was very good.”
“I think it’s important that it (Shen Yun) be shown in many places. I think it’s a way to understand the new China, the new emphasis that’s coming out. It might not be accepted well in China, but it’s accepted well in other places. That’s good.”
“It’s very well done, and it’s very appropriate, and I understand it’s shown in a lot of places besides China.”