Shen Yun Brings “Enlightening” and “Compelling” Stories Across U.S.

In Culture, Editor Choice, Entertainment

Three touring companies of Shen Yun Performing Arts presented 18 sold-out performances in New York, Atlanta, and San Jose between January 11 and 15, 2017. Two of the shows were added to the schedule to meet the demand.



New Yok State Senator and New York City mayoral candidate Tony Avella award a certificate to the local presenter at the Shen Yun performance on January 11, 2017. Prior to its performances in New York, Shen Yun received welcome letters from 100 elected officials at the federal, state, and city levels.

New Yorkers “Exhilarated” and “Overwhelmed”

Mark Kang, senior vice president of Worldwide Distribution for INSP Networks, at the David H. Koch Theater on January 12, 2017

“Really truly impressive,” said Mark Kang, the senior vice president of Worldwide Distribution for INSP Networks.

“You feel like you are being educated through the stories and the music. That really inspires you and especially when it’s revealing the truth,” he said.

Bob Rose, public relations executive, at the Shen Yun performance in New York on January 12, 2017

“I was just overwhelmed by the color of it, the vibrancy, the brilliance and how it was all completely blended together,” said Bob Rose, a public relations executive.

“Inspired, awed, I was drawn into it like I was in a fantasy world,” he continued. “It’s just unbelievable.”

Angel Justiniano, musician and co-director of Swing Sextet, with wife Alicia at the Shen Yun performance in New York on January 12, 2017

“I feel exhilarated…I was lifted music-wise,” said Angel Justiniano, a musician and the co-director of Swing Sextet.

“The music was incredible. The way that the Western and Asian music [were combined] together, and they did the fusion sound—I thought that was incredible,” he added.

Atlanta Audience Members Find Shen Yun “Compelling” and “Gorgeous”

Shen Yun performed at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, GA. The originally planned five performances from January 12 to 15 were nearly sold out several weeks in advance. The local presenter added a show for January 15 to meet demand.

Frank Ros, Vice President for Spanish Strategy of Coca Cola, with wife Jan at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on January 12, 2017

“Compelling…The athleticism of these people is just incredible,” said Frank Ros, the Vice President for Spanish Strategy of Coca Cola.

“I was amazed at the vividness of the color and costumes. I thought they were gorgeous,” Mr. Ros added.

Silicon Valley Theatergoers Experience “Enlightening” Culture

Curtain call at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose, CA on January 14, 2017

Seventy-three elected officials in northern California sent welcome letters and certificates to wish the performances success.

Alexis Feit, prima ballerina, and her mother Sheryl enjoyed Shen Yun at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts on January 14, 2017

“The ethnic culture has been preserved,” said prima ballerina Alexis Feit.

“For technical difficulty, dancing with other objects and performing in the way you would as if it were effortless, any of the dances that showcased props, those are very hard to do,” she said from a dancer’s perspective. “Usually, you can spot where a dancer has a little hiccup. I didn’t see one!”

Bruce Hatz, HR director of Applied Materials, at the Shen Yun Performance in San Jose on January 15, 2017

“Very enlightening…very good,” said Bruce Hatz, the HR director of Applied Materials.

“It’s interesting to hear the history with all the dynasties and the culture,” he added.

Shen Yun will continue touring in the United States with upcoming performances inEscondido (San Diego), CA on January 17–22, Washington, D.C. on January 17–22, New Orleans, LA on January 20–21, and Fort Worth, TX on January 23–24.

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