PERTH, Australia—World acclaimed Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company arrived in Perth to a rare rainy reception on Monday for the final leg of its successful Australian tour.
Despite the weather, Perth audiences are sure to feel warm at heart when through the universal languages of music and dance, the New York-based Shen Yun brings 5,000 years of Chinese civilization to life.
As the first time to Western Australia, Shen Yun is gearing up for six big performances in Perth—the world’s most isolated city.
Shen Yun has been welcomed to Perth by state officials sending greetings to welcome such a unique company to Perth.
Senator Alan Eggleston said, “I am pleased to provide my sincere greetings to everyone attending this evenings performance by Shen Yun 2014.
“I have heard great things about the Shen Yun performance of classical dance and music, and commend everyone involved in making tonight’s performance possible.
“There are many Chinese born people living in Australia, and I am sure that they will be proud of the opportunity to celebrate the efforts and achievements of the Chinese community in Australia.
“I am confident that Australian audiences will enjoy this beautiful production, and I look forward to seeing the show myself on the opening night in Perth.”
Senator Dean Smith said, “As a Senator for Western Australia, it’s my pleasure to extend warm greetings to everyone attending Shen Yun Performing Arts Tour 2014.
“The Shen Yun performance provides an exciting way for all Australians of all backgrounds to experience and gain a deeper appreciation of Chinese culture and history.
“As well as deepening our understanding of Chinese culture, these performances are also a celebration of the significant contribution that Australians of Chinese background have made to the development of contemporary Australia, over many decades and across many fields of endeavor.
“I congratulate all those involved in resenting the Shen Yun Performing Arts Tour of 2014, and hope that audiences and performers alike enjoy a rare and successful tour of Australia.”
Former Senator Louise Pratt said, “It is my pleasure to provide this greeting to those attending Shen Yun Performing Arts Show. … Our multicultural society is rich in traditions from many cultures and through the performances of the artists in this show, we can appreciate the valuable contribution of Chinese culture and traditions to our society”
Ian Goodenough MP said, “I am pleased to welcome the Shen Yun Performing Arts group to Australia as part of its 2014 World Tour. … I wish the performed and artists every success in their tour of Australia.”
Bill Johnston MLA said, “I am happy to send this message to the Shen Yun Performing Arts who are performing in Perth as part of their Australian Tour. … I hope you enjoy the performances this evening and my very best wishes to the group for a successful tour.”
Tony Krsticevic MLA said, “I am pleased to extend my warmest greetings and provide this message of support for the Shen Yun performing Arts Tour in welcoming them to Australia. … I would like to thank the Shen Yun Performing Arts tour for their contribution to keeping the history of China alive, displaying their great talent, and for their ability to bring their performances to our shores to be enjoyed by all Australians.
“I wish all attendees to these performances an enjoyable evening and best wishes for the remainder of the 2014 Shen Yun Performance Tour.”
David Templeman MLA, said, “It is with great pleasure that I provide a message of support for the Shen Yun Performing Arts Tour in Australia from March 27 to May 4. … Best wishes for a successful 2014 tour.”
Mayor of South Perth, Sue Doherty said, “On behalf of the City of South Perth, it is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to the highly acclaimed Shen Yun Performing Arts to Western Australia. … I wish the Shen Yun Performing Arts all the very best for their upcoming tour of Australia.”
Since arriving in Perth, Shen Yun performers have been making the most of the city surrounded by pristine beaches, and beautiful native flora and fauna in a few days of leisure before the performances begin, they have enjoyed a game of volleyball in the sun at Cottesloe beach, viewed the wildflowers of Kings Park from the tree-top walk and toured the city sights.
This season Shen Yun has performed in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide and the Gold Coast, in Australia, as well as in Wellington and Auckland, in New Zealand.
Six performances are booked for The Regal Theatre in Subiaco, which will end the company’s Australian tour before the company flies to Hawaii to complete its 2014 World Tour.
With reporting by Stiven Pucar
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit Shen Yun Performing Arts.
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