‘So much history’ in Shen Yun

January 2, 2015 Updated: January 2, 2015

HOUSTON—Michael Weber and his son enjoyed learning about Chinese history and culture watching Shen Yun Performing Arts at Houston’s Jones Hall.

“The culture is definitely very vast. There’s so much history involved in it. It’s very nice to see all the history involved,” said the son.

Shen Yun aims to breathe new life into the stories and heritage of China’s five thousand years of civilization. Shen Yun tells tales from history through classical and ethnic Chinese dance.

“It’s very beautiful,” Mr. Weber said of Shen Yun. “The costumes are really cool and the culture is so ancient. We are having fun learning it.”

Mr. Weber is Chief Financial Officer at American Recycling Textile Service. He saw Shen Yun Dec. 30 at the Jones Hall For The Performing Arts.

It was funny and I enjoyed the surprises.
— Michael Weber, investment advisor, Houston
Father and son both enjoyed the Fable of the Magic Brush.

“It was funny and I enjoyed the surprises,” said Mr. Weber.

According to the story, a young painter befriends a maiden and defends her from a band of ruffians. In gratitude, she gives him a magical brush that can transform anything it paints into reality. But the same ruffians steal the brush. He makes a clever plan to defeat them.

“It looks like it’s always about good against evil. No matter what culture and what time period. That’s what I have seen tonight,” said Mr. Weber.

Reporting by Yun Xia and Nicholas Zifcak

New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org

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.