Shen Yun ‘Takes You on an Emotional Journey’

February 4, 2018

Hanna Wegener:

“I think it’s a beautiful performance. Very colorful, very elegant, great composition, great music. I loved the visual aspect of it, the movie aspect. That’s very, very unique.”

“I love [the digital backdrop]. I think it’s new. I think it’s very different from traditional ballet or traditional European dance performances.”

“It’s very funny. I like the humor.”

“It’s a very unique cultural experience, and dance is a very special art form. I think it can be best enjoyed live, and I think that’s why people should come and see the show.”

“It takes you on an emotional journey. You’re very fascinated, all the colors, big jumps, but then there’s also humor, there are sad parts, tragedies, so you’re really on this emotional, cultural journey.”

John Bendos:

“I like the impression of the show. I’m a martial artist in the past, so I see a lot of the martial arts form being put into dance.”

“I think the storylines and the culture bring a lot to [the performance], a lot more emphasis and strength to it, actually.”

“The last piece was actually, the oppression, it was sad. Actually created emotion. It was wonderful!”

“I didn’t know a lot about that [the persecution of Falun Gong], some of the strife that China’s been through.”

“I think it’s good for people to be aware of what’s going on. Even though there’s been an economic influx into China, which has created a lot of liberties that weren’t there 20, 30 years ago, there’s still a long way to go.”

“Absolutely [would recommend], yes I would!”

“I think it’s a good stretching experience. When you [see the heavenly realm] and the different cultures, it broadens your perspective. … It was wonderful!”

Hanna Wegener & John Bendos, Hanna: Geneticist, works for Caligenix in LA John: Owner of advertising company, consultant
San Diego Civic Theater, San Diego, United States
Shen Yun New York Company
February 3, 2018