(Minghui.org) During the last week of January, the five touring companies of Shen Yun Performing Arts brought live performances of divinely-inspired culture to theaters across the United States, Canada, and Australia.
The Shen Yun World Company matinee performance on January 28, 2018, at The Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland. The company received congratulatory letters from 145 elected officials prior to the performances.
“Magnificent. It was just absolutely stunning,” said Hollie Cost, Mayor of Montevallo, Alabama.
“I really just loved the energy of the dancers. I loved the stories that it tells... It is really meaningful.
“The music is fantastic. I love the drums and just the different style of dancing. That’s very impressive,” the mayor said.
“I am in awe of the talent of these young people,” said Patsy Riley, former first lady of Alabama.
“Absolutely wonderful... It is just the best ticket in town,” Ms. Riley said.
“[The dancing was] so precise and never off a fraction. It is just an amazing thing to watch,” she said.
“Very spectacular, fabulous choreography,” said dance studio owner Len Humphreys.
Speaking of Shen Yun's own invention of integrating digital projection with stage performance, Mr. Humphreys felt “fascinated as they danced to the back of the stage and they are all of a sudden in the movie at the back.”
“I like all the spectacular jumping and leaping—the spectacle of it,” he said.
“It’s utterly amazing. The colors, the dance, the movement—it’s all just wonderful,” said Mark Marker, adjunct professor at the University of Alabama.
“I can’t imagine the number of hours it takes to get the precision that they have in almost every single number they do. It’s really an awesome experience,” he said.
“I love the way that there’s a rhythm to it that just stays with you,” Mr. Marker added.
“It’s very well put... Everyone stands out,” said Jolene Chin, a health and beauty advocate and a former model.
“It’s all really interesting... I would highly recommend it, definitely,” she said.
“It is really not easy and for [the artists] to be traveling all around the world to actually spread this message, spread the love, and spread this show. It’s great work,” Ms. Chin said.
Shen Yun will continue its tour with upcoming performances in San Diego, California on February 2–4; New Orleans, Louisiana on February 3–4; Venice, Florida on February 3–4; Cleveland, Ohio on February 3–4; and Bendigo, Australia on February 3–4. For more information on tickets and dates, please visit http://shenyun.com.