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Shen Yun Performing Arts Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.4 Stars)

Number of reviews: 201



1.0 star rating Andrii Naconechniy from New York, New York


You know, I was really amused by this show ... but exclusively by its unprofessionalism. First of all, this is a huge discrepancy between professional advertising and an absolutely idiotic show. The entire show is imbued with Falun Gong propaganda. This is the most disgusting. Sometimes you get the feeling that there are only communists around who are persecuting everyone ... and this is in such a free country as America ? A few words about music ... it is mediocre. Perhaps there are Chinese motifs in it ... but for the orchestra, incompetent amateur composers who did not understand musical instruments and their capabilities at all were written for the orchestra. The overall sound quality is also disgusting. This is a question for amateur sound engineers. A Chinese woman conductor was absolutely clumsy and also amateurishly managed just the same student amateur orchestra. Despite the more or less acceptable level of dancers, the choreography suffers. This is also a minus. The price of the tickets is clearly inadequate for the quality. I am just sick of the abundance of information about these shows around and the inconsistency in everything. I came to rest and enjoy the beauty of the show, instead they slipped and forcibly fed me with cult propaganda.

1.0 star rating Andrii Naconechniy from Boston, Massachusetts


Everyone has the right to express their opinion, which is different from others. Isn't America being overly saturated advertising around this absolutely idiotic Shen Yun? Some great and successful people say, wow, amazing, that was awesome !!! I disagree with them. I see many flaws and inconsistencies. The main inconsistency is the lack of Falun Gong propaganda in the show advertisements ... the advertisements are very succinct, professional, and the way they should be to attract the bulk of the audience. Advertising is fine. But the show itself is overflowing with Falun Gong propaganda. I'm a Christian and just came to the show to relax ... instead, I was force-fed all this religious heresy called Falun Dafa propaganda. The Bible has existed for a long time. And no impostor named Master Li Houngzhi has the right to call himself the savior of the world and the universe, much less call himself a God. This is the most real and terrible heresy that must be stopped in America. The Falun Gong cult originated in China and is not more than 30 years old. Don't be fooled. A totally ugly show. Didn't see any 5000 year old culture. Mass manipulation of people's consciousness. Also very expensive tickets, which do not correspond to the presented quality. Better save your money to have fun in another way. Shen Yun will deceive you and thereby you will provide material support to the cult. These shows are designed for completely naive and gullible viewers. I consider it my duty to warn all Americans about this.

1.0 star rating Andrii from San Francisco, California


Advertising is perceived compulsorily. The show itself is disgusting. Almost every performance is permeated with Falun Gong propaganda and cult. Please ban these shows for America

1.0 star rating Andrii from Boston, Massachusetts


I will not talk about things that everyone is talking about, about obvious things. The most disgusting thing about Shen Yun is that the music is written by Chinese amateurs. They are not professionals. They absolutely do not know the capabilities of each tool separately. Orchestral texture is very often overloaded. Lots of unjustified unisons and often a solo of one would be better. For example, Mr. Tan, by education, an accordion player ... when he accompanies the singers, his dirty, unchanging pedal just kills. He often writes for wind instruments passages, which are relevant only for the button accordion. Jing Xian is also mediocre. It gives absolutely nothing new. Some of her pieces are still somewhat suitable for a solo erhu. But for an orchestra, she's talentless. One of the melodies was clearly Caucasian and did not belong to the Chinese dance at all. She also has little knowledge of the individual characteristics of each instrument. These two mediocre ones have been writing for Shen Yun for over 10 years and still their quality remains unchanged.

1.0 star rating Ilya from San Francisco, California


All these Shen Yun shows are aimed at overly naive viewers. Don't be fooled. The abundance of advertising information also contributes to this deception. The main boss of Shen Yun, the great Master Li Houngzhi, also "the creator and savior of the world and the universe", D.F. believes that his shows save the world and people. He also often claims that if he were allowed to do more shows now, the world would forget about the Covid-19 pandemic. I am far from politics, but they always try to convince me that there are only communists around, who are just waiting for me to stumble. Communists in America ... this is nonsense. I want Shen Yun to get my money back for the expensive tickets. I have one very short vacation a year. I wasted and ruined my day off. Let Shen Yun compensate for my losses if this is truly honest company. I'm pretty sure there will be no compensation. Therefore, I ask you to limit, and it is better to stop this heresy in America.

1.0 star rating Alex from Chicago, Illinois


Take an interest in history ... Asians have always been and remain very violent people. If they became victims of communism, apparently this is their karma. Perhaps there really were some kind of brutal repression and reprisals ... but I repeat, this is deserved and this is karma. Why are they now trying to show all this on the show? Moreover, some things of an unacceptable and cruel nature? Many come to relax and watch a beautiful show. Instead, they receive a portion of religious propaganda, propaganda for salvation in a cult. This is nonsense and heresy. Stop deceiving Americans and making money on their trust ... and perhaps on the naivety of some. Let's together stop encouraging and sponsoring this stupid Chinese cult.

1.0 star rating Max Bilash from Boston, Massachusetts


The most dishonest and biggest deception. Indicate in the advertisement that this show promotes the cult of Falun Gong and anti-Chinese anti-communist political motives. Get your tickets with big discounts and watch ... no one comes to this show. The Chinese themselves in their most ignore these shows and the cult of Falun Gong. The rest are gradually beginning to see clearly. It took so little ... a little over a decade and the Covid-19 pandemic.

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