Monday, January 25, 2010

Shen Yun Ends With Full House in Washington D.C.

Shen Yun Performing Arts finished their run at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C. over the weekend. The final three performances played to a full house. For many audience members, it was an unforgettable experience.

[Dr. Roberto B. Saladin, Dominican Republic Ambassador to the U.S.]:
“A memorable night, an unforgettable night, really. So much beauty.”

[Catherine Leggett, Audience Member]
“Fun, inspirational, connecting with the audience. Connecting with the heart. It was just a magnificent performance and I just completely, thoroughly enjoyed it.”

The erhu, a two-stringed Chinese violin, left an impression on Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity.

[Pat Herrity, Springfield District Supervisor, Fairfax County]:
“That you can get that much expression out and that much music out of two strings. I mean, I found that very, very impressive, inspiring and moving.”

Mr. Anderson came from Little Rock, Arkansas to see Shen Yun.

[Robert Anderson, Audience Member]:
“I’m glad that I did. It’s a show that I wouldn’t have seen otherwise, and a message that I wouldn’t have seen otherwise.”

Annie Totah, a local philanthropist, appreciated the educational value of Shen Yun.

[Annie Totah, Philanthropist and Activist]:
“Lack of human rights, and conveying it to the western world, I think it’s a great job that they’re doing, because this is an educational entertainment. Not only it’s graceful, colorful, elegant, but also sharing with us the rich heritage of the Chinese culture.”

NTD News, Washington D.C.

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