Lincoln Center: Opening Night Audience Members Talk Shen Yun
Created: 2012-04-19 14:09 EST
Category: Shen Yun Special Coverage
Shen Yun—a classical Chinese dance and music performance—kicked off its spring 2012 run at New York’s Lincoln Center on Wednesday.
Michelle Bloom came to watch Shen Yun to celebrate her birthday.
[Michelle Bloom, CEO, Special Events]
“It’s impressive because it’s unique. It’s not like anything else. Y’know, I go to all the shows Cirque du Soleil—beautiful show. Alvin Ailey—beautiful show. But this is unique because it has Chinese authenticity. It talks about the history. It talks about the culture. That’s what I like.”
Linda Stillwell, a Senior VP at Corcoran Group, describes the range of emotions Shen Yun Performing Arts inspired in her.
[Linda Stillwell, Senior Vice President, Corcoran Group]:
“Every number is different. Some are warm and fuzzy and some are so exciting. You just really want to dance with them.”
Elisa Brown, a singer and philanthropist, came to the show with her husband.
[Elisa Brown, Singer]:
“It’s wonderful. Very talented young singers. The soprano has an absolutely beautiful voice. The tenor had a very powerful voice. It was extremely moving, and I particularly enjoyed that you had the translations on the backdrop because it’s very useful—I don’t speak Chinese—but it was very interesting to watch and quite beautiful and very moving. I really enjoyed it.”
Shen Yun continues at Lincoln Center through the weekend. Sold out shows prompted Shen Yun to add an extra show this Sunday night, April 22.
NTD is a media sponsor of Shen Yun Performing Arts. We interview people who see the show all over the world.