Shen Yun show: The Worst show in my life
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Since: Aug 11
#1 Jan 15, 2013
I was so dissapointed. I have to say this show was the worst in my life.
Their website was great. And lots of review said they were great.
And I had interests in Chinese culture and dance. I think skills of dancers were very well. But staging was the worst.
I should have followed some reviews which said 'propaganda" or " school play" or "same dance in different costums:.
Yes, lots of political message. I could not believe 'black jackets" with USSR mark as "bad gang boys' who attack good Chinese guy.
And each performance does not relate to others. After each dance perfomance, the curtain was shut down quickly and 2 MC ( one for English, one for Chinese) showed up and gave us a little lecture including political issue.
No flow of shows at all.
CG of backdrop was just jokes.
And ticket price was way too much. Price range starts $200. Most of seats of $200 were empty. My husband purchased 3 (including one for our friend) of $100. But added up tax and handling chg or whatever.... end up almost $360.00.
EVen he paid such money, we could not stand the show, and we left during show. And not just us. other people left same as us.
You can imagine how bad it was.....
They said ' the group is based in NY'. but their staging was far from " sophisticated".
I do not understand why they can go world tour with this show.
#2 Dec 12, 2015
My wife is from China and was excited about seeing Shen Yun when it was in Pittsburgh (couple years ago). As you say, it was billed as a grand performance to celebrate Chinese culture and history. I don't believe most people there understood what it was really about and it received rave reviews from local choreographers. I was very disappointed and bored out of my skull and my wife felt likewise. I guess the dancing was good from a technical standpoint, but the message was simplistic Fulun Gong propaganda. Sorry I wasted money on it. I'd like to be able to ban Fulun Gong simply because of this show.
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