(Minghui.org) Shen Yun's six touring companies are simultaneously touring North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, bringing the beauty of China's almost-lost traditional culture to an international audience.
Ethnic Chinese audience members who attended Shen Yun performances around Chinese New Year were impressed by the profound beauty of the company's efforts to revive traditional Chinese culture.
Start-up company president Liu Yaomei saw Shen Yun at the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 24, 2019. “It completely exceeded my expectations,” Ms. Liu said.
“Especially the scene where [Falun Gong practitioners] were being persecuted. It was so touching. I was brought to tears.
“I have always taken pride in Chinese culture. After seeing Shen Yun perform, I feel even more strongly. But I hope modern China can move toward being free.
“They danced very well. They are really passing down our traditional culture,” she said.
Author Qi Jiazhen saw Shen Yun perform in Melbourne, Australia, on February 14.
“Shen Yun is outstanding. Only Falun Gong [practitioners] have this kind of spirit and this kind of excellent performance,” Ms. Qi said.
“I believe there are divine beings in this world. Doing kind and good deeds will be rewarded.
“Whether it was the music, the content, or the colors, it was a big variety. It really is outstanding. I hope Shen Yun can go to mainland China to perform... That is our biggest wish,” she said.
Mr. Cui saw Shen Yun perform in Tokyo, Japan, on January 31, 2019. “In mainland China, it is very hard to see something like this, that has traditional Chinese culture and universal values,” he said.
“The scenes displayed by Shen Yun made me believe that humans are here to cultivate and improve their own level of being. After seeing Shen Yun perform, I started to believe in the existence of divine beings.
“The content is so profound... I think human language is very limited. It can only express the superficial things that we understand. We need careful comprehension and gradual assimilation to understand the deeper things,” he said.
Mr. Yang saw Shen Yun perform in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 23 and said that the performance was “magnificent.”
“To be honest, I feel very emotional. I don't know how to express it in words,” he said.
“I have never seen performances this great in mainland China. These days, traditional Chinese culture cannot be seen in China at all. This performance is very good. As a whole, it displays traditional Chinese culture and dance.
“It can advance the spread of Chinese culture. It can preserve traditional Chinese culture so it isn't lost,” he said.
Shen Yun continues its world tour with upcoming performances in Tucson, Arizona, from February 26 to 27; Detroit, Michigan, from March 1 to 10; Geneva, Switzerland, from February 28 to March 3; and Brisbane, Australia, from February 26 to 27.
For more information on tickets and dates, please visit http://shenyun.com.