WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—“It's beautiful to see ancient arts ... being relived with the younger generation,” said Sam Dosdourian after enjoying the world’s premier Chinese traditional dance and music performance, Shen Yun Performing Arts.
Mr. Dosdourian, owner of an engineering construction company, watched Shen Yun at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
“It's magnificent," he said.
"The dancing ... between the folk dancing and then the traditional dance, it's such a variety. You don't see that in American culture at all,” he said.
"I would love to go to China sometime. It's unfortunate that things are not like they used to be there but it's a magnificent [performance], and I'll be telling others to come,” he said.
Every piece was special for Mr. Dostourian.
“I love the way the men dance. I love the way the women dance. It was beautiful, where they went from the Heavens back to Earth … and it was seamless," he said.
"The [performance] was so well choreographed—a lot of work, a lot of effort, a lot of practice," went into it.
He said unfortunately that is no longer the case in China with religions being persecuted.
“I have friends that were over there. I'm one of the Jehovah's Witnesses and we were absolutely banned there," said Mr. Dostourian.
"And then all of these different ethnic groups that practice religion, that are being locked up in prisons, it's just not right,” he said.
“But I honestly believe we are at the end of the system and that we're going to see better things in the very near future. I think that God is allowing us to have this ugliness that we're seeing today. But, he's going to step in and do something about it in the very near future, so that people that do have an appreciation for spiritual things will be [saved],” he said.
“He's allowed us an amount of time to prove to ourselves that we can't govern ourselves, that we need that divine intervention to really be what rules over the Earth.”
He congratulated the performers adding that he felt that the performance had been an enriching experience for the audience.
“I’m sure that [the audience] is going to leave here with something that they did not originally come in with,” he added.