DAEGU, South Korea—South Korea is a nation that respects Buddhas and Gods, and most Korean people value traditional culture so when the New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company performed it’s 2013 premiere in Daegu on April 5 it caused quite a stir.
Among the celebrities who attended the show was Mr. Kim Jin-Yoo, former speaker of the Daegu Metropolitan Suseong Gu Council. After seeing the performance, he exclaimed, “I felt the harmonization of nature and human. It [Shen Yun] showcased the story of overcoming evil persecution and experiencing a rebirth. It is indeed very outstanding.”
Mr. Kim attended the Shen Yun performance with his wife, friend and friend’s wife. As a popular politician in Daegu City he was seated in the most expensive area of the performance hall, and was greeted by many other celebrities before the performance began.
Mr. Kim has long admired Shen Yun’s popularity, but this is his first time he had the opportunity to see the performance himself. He watched the show attentively and applauded the performers throughout the performance. Right after the show concluded, he could not help sharing with other audience members, saying: “It is indeed very wonderful. Shen Yun is really an artistic feast. It made me have the feeling of harmonization between nature and human.”
Mr. Kim is proud of his Korean culture, and enjoys Chinese culture as well. Amazed by the unique and splendid performance, he said with praise: “The entire performance was displayed in great unison, and the colors were very brilliant and beautiful. The overall performance was very powerful, music was very touching, and the backdrops were really fantastic. All of the programs were very vivid and lifelike. The entire show was impeccable.
“I had a special feeling right after the very beginning of the first program. The piece depicting the scene of experiencing a rebirth after the disaster [Divine Mercy] is indeed remarkable.”
He expressed that every program was very touching, in particular the last piece, Divine Mercy, which depicted the battle between good and evil. He was also especially moved by the scene that depicted the persecution of Chinese Falun Gong practitioners’ steadfast faith, which brought celestial help.
He said, “I hope Falun Gong can further spread around the world.” Learning about Falun Gong from some of his friends who have practiced Falun Gong, he said, “Falun Gong is an amazing cultivation practice.”
Read the original Chinese article.
Reporting by Li Zhen and Bill Xu
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org.