ST. LOUIS—”We love the culture, the tradition, the pride; it’s infectious,” said John Schulte about Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company’s evening performance at the St. Louis Peabody Opera House, on Saturday, Feb. 18.
Mr. Schulte, a stock broker for a national company, and his wife, Lisa, a homemaker, were very pleased to be guests of a coworker to see the performance.
New York-based Shen Yun’s mission is to revive the true, traditional Chinese culture through storytelling by way of classical Chinese dance, orchestral music and award winning vocal soloists.
“The choreography is beautiful,” Mr. Schulte said. He was also impressed with the tenor and soprano soloists.
The dance Joyful Little Monks inspired Mr. Schulte to say, “We wish our children would clean their room like the amazing Buddhists [monks].”
Mrs. Schulte said that the performance made her want to “learn more and understand the culture more.”
“We feel like we’ve had our blinders on over here,” said Mr. Schulte. “We just learned so much; the pride, the tradition, family, and faith.”
“It’s all very spiritual. We love it,” he concluded.
Reporting by Kerry Huang and Cat Rooney.
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. Next stop for Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company is Denver where the company will perform at The Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, on Feb. 22 and 23.
For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org.