When I heard the Erhu piece, I was struck by the delicacy of the sound that came out.
I’m looking at the choreography and the musical influences and I see...
I wish I could tell each and every one of them that they were amazing. Because I know how hard it is.
This is something different, this is culture, this is musical, this is spiritual—another level of connectivity with different cultures, different ethnicities, and people in the past.
It’s quite breathtaking... It’s very evident that the dancers of the Shen Yun company have a classical base to the way that they move.
It was absolutely fabulous, probably more exciting than...
I’ve worked with professional orchestras in England, and I’ve never heard anything as...
This is a must-see. I’ve seen pretty much every Broadway play, I’ve traveled and seen many shows, but this was so exciting for me.
The technique is flawless, really, it is!... If only we could get that perfection in classical ballet.
The Shen Yun dancers perform such difficult movements very skillfully and beautifully.
It’s just unbelievably impressive.
I tell everyone, ‘You’ve got to see this.’ It was just brilliant, it was a brilliant production.
I really admire what Shen Yun is doing with it music...It has profound and interesting significance.
It touches something beautifully spiritual in all of us.
It boggles the mind to see the kinds of things they can do with their body. It is just absolutely fascinating.
The colors are just so vibrant, the sparkles... I just can’t stop smiling!
Tonight’s performance was absolutely amazing. I was blown away by not just the talent, but the messaging behind the performance.
This is in fact one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever witnessed in my life...
I find the music amazing. I love the traditional, ancient Chinese culture...I’m so happy to see it.
The show is well named, because it’s all of that and more.
The traditional couture of the Shen Yun costumes were beautiful. They were something I would certainly not forget.
To be able to come and see this show is one of the great thrills of my life.
That was absolutely superb… everything was just so ethereal.
The beauty was absolutely divine. It was beyond just what I could sense—I used all five of my senses and I still needed more.
It’s an incredibly beautiful, entertaining show…It’s superb.
On the other side of the globe, there is this entire beautiful race of people who have the same feelings inside that we do...
I thought the mix of instruments worked very well...It’s really a treat to come to.
I can take pride in my culture through this...I think the medium is very, very powerful. It’s very good.
The dancers are spectacular in their movements, and the orchestra is wonderful and...
You must go…or you’ll never forgive yourself for what you didn’t find out.
Loved it, loved it, loved it... All the flowy fabrics—so beautiful in the way they move.
This was a little respite from the outside world, where we could enjoy…
It was magical. It was amazing. I think everyone should see it—it’s beautiful, it’s like a painting coming to life.
Fantastic! The costumes, the dancing, the choreographing, the music, everything was just spectacular!
I could see that they put a lot of hard work into training every single day to make everything so perfect.
Masterful... I certainly thought this was the most spectacular of all of the different shows.
Very fine musicianship. Very fine artistry. Really moving…
Wonderful! I will be back next year with more people.
They’re tremendously talented and disciplined, and they dance beautifully.
I think the culture just reached across all cultures...It was uplifting, it made me feel happy.
Beyond what the human body can perform! I don’t think this can be duplicated or done any better.
Oh, it’s so beautiful... Her birthday was Friday, so we surprised her with tickets!
On every level, it was just—you just never stop marveling!
It was a beautiful way of expressing it through art, through dance, through sound—because sound is very healing. It was quite a performance.
This is... a moment to come and just be totally inspired. You have to see it.
Whoever put it all together is a genius... Remarkable!
This was right up there with the very very best… You know that they’re dancing from the inside out.
Oh my goodness! Romantic! The most stunning, the most colorful!
It actually introduces you not just to the external events of the historical narrative of China, but actually to values...
They’ve got amazing facial expressions, and they really bring so much happiness and feeling to every part they’re playing up there.
Truly superb... The stories were fascinating, and I feel...
There’s a deep spirituality that I think underlies a lot of the dance and music...a beautiful foundation for someone to live their life by.
Absolutely terrific—fabulous musicians who have incredible technique.
Tremendous talent!... Any place where they’re performing, I will seek them out.
I loved the color, and the sky, and the mountains... This was phenomenal!
It just makes your whole spirit exuberant!
You could tell that they really felt what they were sharing, even down to their fingers... I just loved it!
Wonderful performance! I loved the spiritual aspect of it. I hope we all can take this message from the show and continue it in our daily lives.
It was incredible…I feel really inspired…The performances were amazing, and a lot more humor than I was really expecting…This is just so unique...You have to see it...
It was magic. I’m very happy that my children have had a chance to see this.
There’s a heavenly gracefulness to the dancers... They remind me of angels.
I believe we become better people just by watching and witnessing this.
Seeing the aerials, backflips, and back handsprings across the stage—amazing!
We’re very honored to see something that you cannot see in another country, something that’s forbidden... We’re honored to see that in the United States.
Very exuberant, beautiful, and heartfelt... A very precious cultural heritage.
The conductor did a magnificent job—interesting harmonies... Bravo!
It's when we feel hopeless that hope becomes most valuable. So, it's nice that Shen Yun offers hope to people...I think that is a real gift.
They are so technically perfect, and that, of course, I respect. But I can also tell they are dancing from the heart and the soul, and that is the ultimate.
It was just a wonderful thing...It was like this incredible painting where everything comes together as one.. Awe inspiring.
You can just feel it in these people. All they want is freedom and a chance to perform and do good...The message they’re delivering is just phenomenal.
I think it touches your soul. I feel like I’m in a different place. I feel like I’m not in Houston, Texas anymore—I’m somewhere else and it’s beautiful.
The spirituality was—it was amazing. The spirituality just brought so much hope and joy, and camaraderie…Everything was just spectacular!
The dancing was really unbelievable…I love the notion that 5,000 years ago they had all this wisdom, and that there is a movement trying to bring it back to our awareness…Brilliant.
This is so incredible, I’m overwhelmed. I’m thrilled to be here…Fantastic job.
Extraordinary costumes and vigorous physicality.
Startling and breathtaking, and we learned a lot.
It’s a story, it’s a movement, it’s a feeling that you feel inside that goes beyond the stage.
The experience will be not just one of entertainment but one of self development, knowledge and learning.
I’m glad to see that the traditional values are being supported here, an ancient wisdom.
I would say I feel ascendant when I watch this. I feel like I’m floating in a cloud when I see the show.
Spectacular! What a show, I really enjoyed it. I truly did!
It was moving, it was satisfying, it was novel, it was unpredictable. It was [a] completely satisfying artistic experience from every standpoint. Bravo to Shen Yun. Bravo to everyone involved.
It’s more than just entertainment... It’s really incredible.
It’s fascinating, and it’s more diverse than I expected. It’s ancient, it’s modern—it’s really beautiful.
This is a very hopeful performance... and it’s all done through a magnificent choreography and artistry and dance.
I’m so emotional and so overwhelmed that I’m not sure how articulate I’m being, but they were just phenomenal.
I can see that they have beautiful training. I can imagine they have a very, very long rehearsal process to be so good in synchronizing with each other, coordinating in their movement.
We try to see it every year. This time I think I enjoyed it more than ever. It just made me feel really good.
It’s physical poetry. It’s poetry through dancing.
When the show started, I felt at once that I left my mind behind and that only my heart was present. And my heart also opened immediately.
It was very thought-provoking—a lot of important things to think about.
What they are doing is using art to change the world.
It was a lesson that love and creativity, and tradition, and history can all come together for a production such as this.
I really loved that in the midst of so much grace and entertainment, there were some really deep messages...
I felt the depth of the story was ‘hope’ for all of us. I feel that was the greatest message.
What a marvel. There is no one in Vienna who could write this type of composition.
It’s a spiritual, peaceful, and an absorbing experience.
There is a massive power in this that can embrace the world, and I think it’s a positive barrier against evil, violence, lies, falsehood, and that is the way.
Not only was it thrilling—I was in awe of the costuming and the dancing—but it taught me so much about the Chinese culture.
Everyone exudes grace and nobility and the things that our world needs more of.
It’s amazing how each dance has its own character and is different and is intriguing.
This was an incredible presentation of pageantry and the Chinese culture throughout the ages.
Really go in with an open heart and open mind and just expect the unexpected.
It was very positive, talking about heaven and about being your best self.
I’m especially delighted by this show. This contains so much of what we try to develop in relation to education and young people.
I am a great admirer of Chinese culture and Chinese history. I spent a wonderful evening and I thank [Shen Yun] from my heart.
I feel blessed, I feel that there is more to life than just negativity—with a show that I’ve experienced [it] has shown [a] lot of love...
I feel like it’s touched my life and changed my life in a way that I will never forget.
I just thank you from the bottom of my heart and for us that are here that really need you, and more people like you, to do what you’re doing.
Shen Yun vividly portrays what the real Chinese people are—their true beauty and their true selves—and these have been lost in modern China.
It was a message of peace, a message of hope, and also it was a message of joy.
It was food for my heart and for my soul. It was just excellent.
[The performance] appeals to the highest parts of us, and that wants us to be better people.
It was very exciting and the talent is extraordinary.
A nimble mastery.
If everyone could just watch this show, then it would have a great impact in terms of spreading traditional culture, and raising the level of morality and belief in China.
You’re feeling something from the dancers. You are feeling something very beautiful, very personal, very deep, very rich, very sincere and elevated.
An outstanding performance worthy of a standing ovation.
It was just inspiring, and I deeply, deeply enjoyed it.
I’m just blown away by it. It is the most spectacular thing I’ve seen this year at least, if not in my entire life.
I’m at a loss for words. The professionalism, the skill, is beyond words. Phenomenal, just phenomenal.
They say it takes ten years of work for one minute on stage—you can tell there was a tremendous amount of heart and effort put into this concert.
It’s a fresh experience. Shen Yun doesn’t come often enough.
It’s like a perfect blend of something foreign for me
It’s the best of both worlds... I think a lot of this is the historical significance of the music.
The program is very creative… This was really special, we’ve never heard anything like this before.
I especially loved the violin soloist. She was excellent.
Don’t miss it.
Gosh, the whole thing was very magical, just like Neverland...
I was just amazed at how the humanity can physically manifest itself and the spiritual can be transformed into physical movements.
Actually what touched me was when a group of armed men came to violate the rights of some citizens whose only crime was that they were practicing their tradition, their culture, their traditional heal
The orchestra is phenomenal. They are very very on top.
Shen Yun show is different from ordinary performances. Not only is it an art, but it is also full of positive energy that touches the bottom of our hearts.
This show should be seen by our young people. It would teach them respect of others.
I felt really honored to sit in the audience and watch it.
...it’s just evil versus good. They are fighting [evil] and being kind.
I really entered into a calm state, an inner peace.
I have never seen anything like it in my life. It is from the soul and body.
The performance is full of sincerity, compassion and beauty, and it also showcases stories about the principles of truthfulness, compassion and tolerance.
This is a lifetime opportunity for some of our children and it will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
It was very uplifting, very uplifting and inspiring, and at times—very deep.
That's compliments to the composers that are able to integrate the two kinds of instruments—delightful.
For me to come out and just be so lost in the music that I heard, it’s a real tribute to the artists that I saw tonight. It’s just an incredible experience for me and my wife and son.
Such a performance allows people the chance to reflect on themselves.
The music they've created is such an excellent combination of traditional melodies.
The quality of the sound is beautiful. The rhythmic structure is wonderful. It’s so precise.
It’s a very strong dramatic sound. I was very moved by the lyrics.
It's overwhelming. I have to tell you that the sound is beautiful. The orchestra, very talented.
Today I witnessed a Shen Yun performance for the first time. I was so touched that I wanted to cry.
Shen Yun is perfection in everything: the dancing, the songs and the music. The harmony between performers is of the highest degree...
For me, for seeing it a third time, it impacted me like I had never seen it before, but it went deeper; the tears are not tears of sadness. It’s tears of humbleness...
For a professional musician like me, this is my life, I want to tell you that everything was perfect.
We try to make it a shared event because it is of the greatest importance to our family in any given year
Having high caliber performers on those instruments in a way that they can perform both in a Western way and in a Chinese way, to me that is impressive.
Every time we saw Shen Yun we were amazed. Therefore, we will never miss this performance.
The orchestration is beautiful music, beautiful sound, soothing to the ear, comforting.
Money can’t buy happiness, but the money I spent on this show bought happiness for sure, because I just feel fulfilled, and spiritually lifted, and happy.
I loved the use of colors and I loved the way the fabric moved... all these things are inspirations.
The show is a combination of culture and high-tech. The younger generation...
It’s totally divine. I really felt the higher power of the performers coming from a higher place.
The show is enormously uplifting. The diversity and the quality of the performance was really first class. I was really impressed.
I thought the very clever thing was the way the screen portrayed a much bigger picture than you could portray with just the dancers. I thought that was really wonderful! I’ve never seen anything like
In this day and age and what’s going on in the world, I think people have to come back to individuality, into a spiritual being, into the enlightenment of what we are really here for... And the more p
This show was emotional, funny, dramatic... and there is a divine element. I could feel the generations in the pageantry.
The music was so intense that you feel it in your body. It created a wave in my body that made my heart open
It’s more than a show, because I think it’s the closest human beings can come to create this beautiful harmony, and it’s inspired by a high level of consciousness.
The dancers were most impressive, the way in which they uphold the traditional values, and also the underlying message that was conveyed this evening.
It is very encouraging for the audience to connect with the truth—it is full of art, beauty, compassion, discipline. I’m so happy I am here tonight.
It’s an amazing performance that really inspires people because you see the story that’s being told of ancient legends and today’s current events are all shown in dance and song, and it’s really somet
The professionalism of this group is just extraordinary.
I think it was fantastic! I had no expectations and all I saw was color, color, color. Purity, history, in fact I am gobsmacked. It’s an experience, it really is an experience.
Shen Yun has become a part of life for many people. There are a few reasons.
The show has had me in tears, it’s had me with a smile on my face, it’s had me at moments wishing everyone could see this show all throughout the world,
It’s delightful to experience other cultures, and the beauty of it, and the sacredness of it, and the spirituality of it.
...particularly today, I look at this and I feel hopeful for the future.
We love the show... The culture is so wonderful and it’s so beautiful, the colors and the moves, the dances and everything else. It’s so amazing.
This shows them that you can do more: stretch your mind, stretch your imagination, stretch your emotion, when you dance.
I have seen enough shows to know that this is first rate, first class, world class performance.
Thank you for going ahead and showing us that there is a beautiful, passionate culture, and I’m really happy that I’m here.
It’s breathtaking, really, it’s a magical performance. In the soft moments, the quiet moments, and the energetic moments, you really are transported—it’s really beautiful.
...it's kind of a window into another culture that I find very interesting.
It just takes over your whole mind and your being, and you can feel it going through your soul.
Shen Yun for me is a fantastic experience, it is an educational experience, but for me it’s also a global experience...
It’s great for the elderly people in the crowd; it’s great for the little kids in the crowd. It’s fun to be a part of it.
I was very taken by the mission, the spirituality, the aspect of Chinese people to be able to express themselves spiritually and philosophically and ethically.
It is just an amazing experience here! ... Its quite exciting to watch. Quite inspirational.
Terrific athleticism... A number of the guys could be outstanding NFL wide receivers, running backs.
It’s energy that emotes not just to the front row, but to the whole theater—[and] it’s not a small theater. You can tell the energy that transcends all the way to the back row.
I felt that, especially with the classical dances, that this show was really an expression of that spirituality... I could reach into it and cross the divides, and reach into that spirituality.
They do not lose us—they don’t give us a culture shock. We find ourselves in our own culture, but we are also part of theirs...
The level of the musicians is first-class, the ensemble is very good, very tight—good sound...
For two hours you just forget about the things you don’t want to think about.
It’s a part of our soul that one discovers as part of this performance...
There is beauty, but one would say that in our world we don’t know where it is anymore. We found it concentrated here tonight.
You feel so good and it’s very peaceful and loving.
I would say if you’ve ever believed me about anything, believe me about this: This show is worth coming to see.
I feel like I have been to heaven and back...
I’m left feeling good, a feeling of positivity and excitement.
"... it was a great performance in that it illustrated the power of caring for others, and it was wonderfully done."