Audience: Shen Yun Presents 'Values that We Should All Process Every Day'
(Minghui.org) During the week of March 10-16, 2019, the six Shen Yun Performing Arts touring companies presented sell-out shows in Australia, Germany, and the United States.
The Shen Yun World Company concluded its Australia tour on March 13 and on March 14 traveled to South Korea for the second part of its Asia tour.
Zhang Zeyu, concertmaster for the Shen Yun World Company orchestra, told media that Shen Yun has gained popularity internationally because “the universal and traditional values that our performances convey can deeply touch audience members without using words.”
Expressing the Soul of a Society
Actor Al Sapienza attended the Shen Yun performance at Lincoln Center in New York City on March 12, 2019. “It’s brilliantly presented,” he said.
“This really is amazing. The dancing is superb, the choreography’s superb, and it takes you through this historic journey of Chinese culture.
“China [has] thousands and thousands of years of culture; the world should know about it... [Shen Yun’s] going to spread this culture all over the world, let people from every other country see what they didn’t know.
“When tyrants and dictators take over, the first people they kill are the artists, the authors, the singers, the poets. It’s the first people they go after, because those are the people that are expressing the soul of a society,” he said.
Best Parts of Chinese Culture
“It’s just amazing... It brings out the Chinese culture wonderfully,” said Michael Kaff, an independent candidate running for the Federal Seat of McPherson in Australia's 2019 general election.
“More people should see and hear and laugh with these sorts of productions that tell you all the best parts of the Chinese culture.
“They are genuine, they are honest... They are values that we should all process every day and it's wonderful how it depicts these values.
“The divine is everywhere, the divine is part of who we are, which created us and guides us... This production helps you to understand how we are all one and we are all connected; people should not feel like they are alone or that they are not being guided, or not being helped or supported in any way by the divine, because they are, at all times,” Mr. Kaff said.
Board member of the Martha Graham Dance Company Lorraine Oler saw Shen Yun perform at Lincoln Center in New York on March 14, 2019.
“It was spectacular. I thought the production value was splendid, the costumes were beautiful and colorful, the technique was perfect. Hearing that live orchestra was a real treat, and I think overall it was entertaining throughout,” she said.
“I would say [Shen Yun] definitely strives for perfection.
“Your standards are extremely high and you meet those standards,” she said.
Some of the Most Beautiful Dancing
Musicologist Arbie Orenstein saw Shen Yun perform in New York City on March 17, 2019.
“This is some of the most beautiful dancing I’ve ever seen... The music is, in addition to everything else, is just wonderful,” he said.
“It [has] many of the harmonies from the West and the subtle sounds of the East from the instruments—[which] are really quite unique. It’s a beautiful performance.
“These old traditions are really very modern [and] we need very much what they are talking about, people showing other people their ways of life, reaching out so that everyone sees the beauty of each culture in the world,” he said.
Brings a Lot of Joy
“The talent is remarkable. It is all very well done,” said Leslie Hoffman, an award-winning attorney.
“The actors were amazing. It brings a lot of joy and the stories are really well told through the choreographies.... The choreography was beautiful and graceful.
“They talked about love, and moving on, and doing nice things, being well and taking care of yourself, and doing good things for others. I thought that was very important.
“That is a message that needs to be spread around the world, always and repeatedly,” she said.
Shen Yun continues its world tour with upcoming performances in Berlin, Germany on March 21–23; Graz, Austria on March 25–26; Suwon, South Korea on March 20–21; Purchase, New York on March 20–24; and Long Beach, California on March 23–24.
For more information on tickets and dates, please visit http://shenyun.com.