ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Chris Raniere, who works as a vice president at a software development company, notes that in addition to presenting a beautiful performance, Shen Yun Performing Arts also introduces Chinese culture to the audience.

“It’s fantastic, really educational as well,” said Raniere, who works as a vice president at a software development company. “Traditional Chinese culture is beautiful.”

New York-based Shen Yun features classical Chinese dance and music. The company travels the world every year with brand new programming, with a mission to bring Chinese culture to life.

Mr Raniere said it was very important to bring back traditional culture, especially in modern times, because a lot of things have deteriorated, he added.

“Bringing traditional culture back around the world is very important,” he said. “[Shen Yun does] a good job of explaining some really good stuff that I don’t think everyone fully understands.

Mr. Raniere added that Shen Yun is very “elaborate” and praised the different ranges of classical Chinese dances as well as the different ethnic and folk dances presented by Shen Yun.

“The diversity of dance is fantastic,” he said.

“Amazing to watch”

Keith Hansen and Brittany Scot at the Shen Yun Performing Arts show at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts in St. Petersburg, Fla. on May 28, 2022. (Kailiang Jia/The Epoch Times)

Brittany Scott, vice president of a cybersecurity company, said she found Shen Yun to be a dynamic performance.

“The colors are absolutely stunning and it tells a story without words,” she said. “It was really fun to watch and really mesmerized by the beauty of the dancers and the colors.”

Ms. Scott said she was intrigued by the Shen Yun Orchestra, which plays original compositions to accompany the dances on stage.

“I’m very impressed with their talent and really enjoyed the music and the musicality of the performers and the orchestra,” she said. “It was pretty amazing because it builds and you can really follow the story with the orchestra. It was amazing to watch,” she said.

Fitness center owner Keith Hansen said he also enjoys the different aspects of Shen Yun.

“There’s a lot going on visually: the colors are beautiful, the movements beautiful,” he said. “I’ve never been anything like this before.”

Reporting by Lily Yu and Kailiang Jian.

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