MISSISSAUGA, Canada—Nelson Teixeira is enjoying his semi-retired years after building Able Transport, one of North America’s top transport companies specializing 24/7 wheelchair accessible services.
On Friday, he took in Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Living Arts Centre and said the presentation demonstrated the beauty of Chinese culture.
“I’m very impressed,” he said halfway through the show at intermission.
“It’s an old culture and it’s beautiful. I don’t have words to demonstrate what I feel.”
Shen Yun, which is based in New York, was founded on a mission to revive China’s 5,000-year-long civilization. The divinely inspired culture that was the essence of that civilization has largely been lost under 60 years of communist rule, a state of affairs Shen Yun seeks to reverse through the performing arts.
“They represent the old background of China, all the values of the China at that time, the old time. It’s nice for the new generation to see what’s going on because this, I think, is going to have an impact on the world,” said Mr. Teixeira.
He said he liked everything about the performance that evening, including the dance Ne Zha Churns the Sea.
In Ne Zha Churns the Sea, a demi-god born as a meatball to a local lord and lady quickly grows into a boy that saves an idyllic seaside village from an evil dragon.
“It’s beautiful—beautiful. All the stories are beautiful.”
“I’m impressed with everything.”
With reporting by Quincy Yu
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. Shen Yun’s World Company will give four sold-out performances in Mississauga before heading to Toronto on Jan. 23. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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