“I was completely shocked that a month before the performance there were only single good seats available," said Dr. Caban, referring to the full house on the night that she saw Shen Yun.
"I'm very happy to have been here and very happy that I bought this ticket," she said.
Dr. Caban said she admired the dancing skills on display by the New York-based Shen Yun company.
“It was fantastic that it was so lightly performed. Everything was at the highest quality, yet it seems so light as if it is performed without any effort at all," she said.
"These three-dimensional scenes virtually blended with reality. It’s really well done; it was really mind-blowing!” she said.
The spiritual aspect shown in the last dance story stood out for Dr. Caban.
Being human and happy does not rely on material things, she said.
"The most important aspect of our lives is spirituality,” Dr. Caban said.
“I think that's worth remembering—that you can have all things, but not get [to Heaven],” she said. “That's not how we become happy—this overabundance of things basically does not help us."
"It was full of bliss and peace," Mr. Rybakiewicz said.
The combination of the colors on stage and the orchestra music created an atmosphere of balance and harmony, he said.
"What catches the eye are the patterns with the combination of large single-color surfaces, the lightness of costumes, and the calmness, and harmony in the music. This puts you in a magical atmosphere," Mr. Rybakiewicz said.
"It's astonishing how one can learn history through art. I was talking with my daughter during the intermission, about how this is the most interesting history lesson you can get, and even more," he said.
'Food for Thought'
Czeslaw Rolla came to see the Shen Yun performance from nearby Pulawy.
"Artistically, the whole performance is very beautiful. I was very moved by the performance, which refers to what is happening now in China. This performance very clearly shows their problems," Mr. Rolla said.