USC Professor: Shen Yun ‘More Than I Expected’

April 24, 2017

“It’s great, it’s wonderful. I’ve been wanting to see it for years, so I’m thrilled to be here.” 

“Bringing the culture and keeping it alive is so important. I’ve done a lot of studying of Chinese culture, and to get to see this is very special. It adds to what I’ve have read, so it enhances it, which is great.” 

“[The performers] are outstanding—they are very well disciplined, but they seem to be enjoying themselves as well.”

“All the music is great … The music is really relaxing. It has a great melody, and it’s very soothing. I could feel the blood pressure dropping.” 

“[The live orchestra] is perfect.”

“The tenor [sang] a beautiful song, and it spoke to some of the Chinese beliefs, which I appreciated as well.” 

“This is a high-quality performance.” 

“It’s been more than I expected.”