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Couple Celebrating 50th Anniversary at Shen Yun Sums up Experience With One Word

ATLANTA—Bill Turbyfield, retired head of a construction company, and his wife Marilyn Turbyfield, retired manager of Turbyfield Construction, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Atlanta Symphony Hall on Jan. 7.

“We loved it, loved the costumes, the dance, everything,” Mr. Turbyfield said. “We loved the cultural part, and the music. That’s what touched my soul.”

“The history, the culture—it was an experience,” Mrs. Turbyfield said. “Just to think of the hard work. And the talent!”

New York-based Shen Yun is the world’s top classical Chinese dance company, and presents through music and dance the “beauty and goodness of China before communism,” according to its mission. For 5,000 years, Chinese civilization was believed to be divinely inspired, and Mrs. Turbyfield said Shen Yun presented this aspect to great effect.

“That was a highlight. There’s power in the divine, and there’s a God that created us, and he rules this whole universe. And to see him embodied in this, sort of centralized and put a focus there for a moment, and it brought meaning—I think brought power to this show,” Mrs. Turbyfield said.

Everyone needs to come and watch this.

— Bill Turbyfield

“I couldn’t say it any better,” Mr. Turbyfield added.”Everyone needs to come and watch this.”

“It was just phenomenal, we loved it. Next year we’re going to come back and bring the grandchildren,” Mrs. Turbyfield said. “I can [sum it up] in one word: unforgettable.”

Reporting by Frank Xie.

The Epoch Times is a proud sponsor of Shen Yun Performing Arts. We have covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.

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