Shen Yun Reviews: NBC News Anchor Calls Shen Yun ‘Exquisite, beautiful, truly magical!’
CHICAGO—National Emmy Award winning reporter Allison Rosati came with her family to Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company at the Civic Opera House, April 21.
“Exquisite,” she said, “really beautiful to watch, truly magical!”
“I think it’s a beautiful display of Chinese culture. We’ve really enjoyed the performance,” she adding, “My husband got us seats right up front to see the orchestra. It’s been a lot of fun to see them perform as well.”
“I think it’s a beautiful display of the Chinese culture. My children enjoyed the technology, which allowed for the artists to jump out of the picture and to jump back into the picture. It was very creative, we enjoyed it very much!”
“The culture is so beautiful. I guess an appreciation for how long Chinese culture has been on the planet. I have a great respect for that. To understand.”
Of the program The Choice, a dance depicting Falun Dafa cultivators in China, Ms. Rosati said: “I thought that was really interesting. In fact, I was watching my children’s faces during that piece because I think sometimes we forget in America the struggles of the Chinese in their efforts to practice their faith, to express their faith.”
“I think all of the performers are so strong, not only in dance but also the gymnastics with all those flips. It was very impressive!” she said, “I loved the long sleeves dance [Sleeves of Silk]. I thought it was elegant… magical. I loved it.”
Allison Rosati is co-anchor of NBC 5 News’ award-winning news team at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Ms. Rosati has received numerous awards for her work, including a National Emmy. She was named Woman Of The Year in 2001 and Humanitarian Of The Year in 2004 by the Italian American Police Association.
April 22, 2012