“The Best of Shen Yun” performances opened at Lincoln Center on the night of June 24th, 2011, to a packed theater, and counted world-famous artists and businessmen in the audience who had come to see the show.
Among the many audience members was Donna Karan, owner of the famous fashion label DKNY and founder of the non-profit charity Urban Zen. In an interview, Donna Karen said of the show, “What I loved about the show was the authenticity of it. It was taking me on a journey to the many aspects of China.” She also said, “When I saw the dance and the beauty of the synergy and the movement, there was not a singular person. It moved in unison, which was so beautiful.”
American actress Kelly Rutherford, in a video interview, said “The dancers are amazing and they’re beautiful. And like I said they’re so incredibly trained. I mean I don’t know how they, must for years do this. They’re just perfect.”
Donna and Kelly were only a couple among the many famous artists, businessmen and VIPs who came to see the opening night of the Shen Yun Performances in Lincoln Center.