‘Blown Away’: Audiences Fascinated By Shen Yun

May 7, 2023

Shen Yun Performing Arts wowed theatergoers during five sold-out performances in University Park, Illinois, last weekend from April 27 to 30. They also performed in Little Rock, Arkansas, on April 29. Audiences called the experience unparalleled.

Based in New York, Shen Yun’s performances feature classical Chinese dance and a live orchestra.

“Beautiful! The colors, the motion, I could never put my body in those shapes—I mean, they’re contortionists—but it’s so fluid and gorgeous,” said Sharon Talcott, who is vice president of strategic alliances at Ocean Biomedical. She saw Shen Yun with her mother in University Park.

Pastor Stephen Moody saw Shen Yun perform in Little Rock.

“All of the dancers are just impeccable. Everything is so synchronised … every facial expression. I used to do theatre a long time ago so I watch all of those little intricacies. I think it’s perfect,” he said.

Mckenzie and Juan Carlos Coronel also saw Shen Yun in Little Rock.

“I thought that the ladies were so graceful and it really was uplifting. And I just felt that everything moved [in a way that was] so synchronised with the music and the emotion, and that it was just fantastic,” said Mckenzie Coronel, who is a regional vice president at Partners of the Americas.

“I’m blown away. My expectations could not have been higher and it surpassed my expectations. I absolutely loved the message of faith and compassion as a way to save the world,” said Juan Carlos Coronel, who is a board member of Cambridge College S.R.L.

Shen Yun aims to revive China’s 5,000 years of divinely-inspired culture.

“I think it’s very important to recognise that there are forces in the world that are trying to erase cultures all over the world. It’s not just in China that that’s happening. And I think that China unfortunately has it a further degree than some other places. But we should take that as a warning to protect other cultures and also, to help revive such a great ancient culture. So I’m all for the revival of great Chinese culture,” Mckenzie Coronel said.

Award-winning swim coach Scott Teeters, who saw Shen Yun in University Park, said, “I just felt like it was a connection that we all have and there’s one spirit side. All of us, we just need to connect and I think maybe we’ll have a lot more empathy towards one another.”

“I love the concept of everything coming down from the heavens. We were heavenly, beautiful creatures before Original Sin and I can relate to all that,’ Pastor Moody added.

“I would say it’s a must see. I mean, I won’t miss it when it comes back next year. It’s just beautiful. I think the music, the colour, the dance, everything is to such perfect perfection. It’s just a great show with a great message,” he said.

“Oh, we’ll be back 100 percent. We can’t wait to make this an annual tradition,” Mckenzie Coronel said.

Shen Yun presents an all-new performance every year, featuring new music and choreography.

NTD News, New York