Shen Yun, ‘Spectacular, absolutely and completely spectacular’

March 29, 2014 11:01 pm Last Updated: April 2, 2014 9:34 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Bill Scopp and Cliff Smith were both thrilled with Shen Yun Performing Arts. The gentlemen attended the classical music and dance performance at the Muriel Kauffman Theatre with their wives on the evening of March 29.

“Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture,” according to the company’s website.

“It was wonderful. I mean, the costumes, everything was spectacular, I thought. We were just talking about how incredible it is to do what they can do, and synchronize what they do, and physically have what it takes to do what it is that they can do,” said Mr. Scopp, president of Ameritech Leasing, Inc.

Mr. Scopp was describing the synchronicity of the large scale dances in which all performers seem to move as one body. He was also referring to the challenging leaps and flips that classical Chinese dance demands.

“Spectacular, absolutely and completely spectacular,” said Mr. Smith, the director of large scale IT sales.

To specify exactly what was so spectacular, Mr. Scopp added, “All of it.”

Mr. Smith was intrigued with the plots of the different stories depicted through classical Chinese dance. He also enjoyed how the lyrics were projected behind the Bel Canto style vocalists as they sang.

“The fact that they had the English in the background so I could understand what they were singing about, I thought that was very, very nice,” he added.

Reporting Fany Qui and Sharon Kilarski

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