JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Mrs. Van Wells and her friend Mrs. Ola Allen lingered outside the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts after seeing Shen Yun on Jan. 29. “It was awesome!” said Mrs. Wells, who works in the Duval County School System.
Her son and his wife saw Shen Yun in Atlanta in January, and he told her to make sure to see it in Jacksonville.
“It was beautiful. He texted me about it, so that’s why I’m here tonight,” Mrs. Wells said, smiling.
The two friends both smiled warmly, and Mrs. Allen gestured to the sky as she said, “I really enjoyed it. It was just beautiful—the costumes, the dances. It was very enlightening. I feel so enlightened now! It was a wonderful performance.”
Shen Yun’s mission is reviving 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture. “Mankind’s treasure was nearly lost, but through captivating music and dance,
Shen Yun is bringing a divine culture back to life,” Shen Yun’s website states.
Mrs. Wells said she could tell how much work the orchestra, dancers, choreographers, and designers had put in: “Oh, they did an awesome job! It’s beautiful. I can tell how much work they put into it, and I can tell you, it is well worth it.”
Shen Yun has indeed been working hard. “We started with one company, and in a few short years grew to three dance companies and three orchestras, totaling some 300 artists. Every year we tour to around 20 countries and 100 cities,” the website states.
Mrs. Wells announced her plan: “I’m going to spread the word! I took the fliers to work already and have it posted up, so I’m hoping a lot of them will come out tomorrow.”
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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