Epoch Times Staff, Jan 17, 2010

RALEIGH, N.C.--The Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at Progress Energy Center hosted the matinee performance of the New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts company on Saturday, Jan. 16.

Former New Yorker, Crist, a retired computing industry employee, and his wife Megan, also a former New Yorker, retired opera singer, and off-Broadway actress, were glad to have bought tickets to the Shen Yun performance.

This couple loved the music, dance, and song.

"The dancers are incredible, the coordination, the musicality, the skill, and the music. The overall effect is so wonderful," Crist said.

Megan said: "What I found very moving was the spiritual message given by the vocalists. It was wonderful, and it was wonderful that we could see [on the backdrop] what they were singing. The vocalists were all fantastic. The company is so skilled and so warm.

"I thought they were wonderful, and the tenor was bringing the house down. All of them had such wonderful technique and feeling. That's the most important.

"You see the lyrics, you see the words, and the words can relate to anyone who is looking for something in this world, something more than power and money.

"I can understand everything about the production. It can relate to everyone. Universally."

Crist said: "We are all humans. We all share the same feelings and same basic needs and spirit. So, in the performing arts, we can always see that. Even though we think that Western music is different from Eastern music or dance, it is not really. ... There is so much that they have in common."

Megan said, "Also, there is joy in it. There is depth, there is thinking. [It] makes you think. It is a very full production. It is wonderful."

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