Shen Yun Shares Stories of Hope in Europe and North America
(Minghui.org) From January 7 through January 13, 2019, Shen Yun Performing Arts' six touring companies performed across Europe and North America: Woking and Birmingham, United Kingdom; Houston, Dallas, and Fort Worth, Texas; Sacramento, California; Aurora, Illinois; Kitchener and Mississauga, Canada.
After completing performances in Sacramento, California, the Shen Yun World Company flew to Japan for the Asia Tour that began on January 16. Local fans welcomed the company members at the Kansai International Airport with flowers and balloons.
Shen Yun International Company's curtain call at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking, United Kingdom, on January 9, 2019. The company performed three shows in Woking and four shows in Birmingham from January 8 through January 13, 2019. Tickets for all seven performances were sold out before the performances.
Matinee performance by the Shen Yun World Company at the Community Center Theater in Sacramento, California, on January 12, 2019. The company performed five sold-out shows in Sacramento from January 9 through January 12, 2019.
The Shen Yun New York Company at The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City, New York, on January 12, 2019. Tickets for the company's fourteen performances between January 10 and 20 were sold out before the performances began.
Shen Yun Touring Company's matinee performance at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Canada, on January 12, 2019. The company performed six sold-out shows in Mississauga from January 9 through January 13, 2019.
“Walking Away Deeply Inspired”
“Breathtaking... It’s so powerful. It’s so moving,” said Rita Cosby, an award-winning television journalist.
“It’s a story of appreciating history... It’s also a story of incredible hope, incredible spirit, and rising up to the divine, rising up to something greater than yourself.
“I thought it was so beautiful and so inspiring... I think the world should come out and see this performance.
“I’m walking away deeply inspired and profoundly moved... It’s an incredible, incredible performance,” Ms. Cosby said.
“Wonderful Way to Bridge Cultures”
“I loved this performance. It was quite exceptional,” said Leif Bristow, a film and TV producer.
“I just watch it and I kind of marvel... It’s just so beautiful and it’s so graceful. It is a lot of fun to watch.
“To be able to expose people to the depth of that history of dance and culture is a wonderful way to bridge cultures. I think in that regard it’s really wonderful,” he said.
“The show was magnificent... It was humorous. It was visually beautiful. The choreography is magnificent,” said his wife Agnes Bristow, a writer and producer.
“It’s very rich and everything you can imagine. The music is so beautiful and when I’m sitting in the audience, I feel like I’m transported somewhere else.
“When I leave the show I feel like I’m floating out, because you just feel so—like all of the worries of the world have been taken off your shoulders and you feel like you are in a better place,” she said.
“So Controlled, So Disciplined”
“I love the discipline, I love the athleticism, I love the control and the whole presentation with the backdrop... Just outstanding,” said Alan Pascoe, MBE, the chairman of Fast Track Events Ltd. and a former Olympics medalist.
“I have been involved in the gymnastics world, and I know how difficult it is, to have the position and have everybody move in the same way at exactly the same time. And that was the immediate impact, was that they were just so controlled, so disciplined, so together. Just marvelous,” Mr. Pascoe said.
“Very magnificent... This was more a wholesome thing and I felt really empowered by the spirituality that’s in the performance,” said Reine Emeish, the Executive Director at Demouzy Contemporary Inc.
“There is deep metaphors over there, which I sensed and I felt, with the colors and all the symbolism there.
“Faith manifest itself in arts, so that is extremely meaningful. We all need that,”
“Just Warms Your Heart”
“The beauty with which it was portrayed, it just warms your heart,” said Greg Vitaich, a private investigator.
“It is the divinity... we are all God’s children.”
“You are the force that will drive it forward from without or within. It will happen,” said Mr. Vitaich.
Shen Yun continues its world tour with upcoming performances in Kyoto, Japan from January 16 to 17, Osaka, Japan from January 21 to 22, Paris, France from January 16 through 20, Fairfax, Virginia from January 17 through 20, and Worcester, Massachusetts from January 19 to 20.
For more information on tickets and dates, please visit http://shenyun.com.