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Artists Stunned and Inspired by Shen Yun

Painter Mozhdh Pirvaly attended Shen Yun Performing Arts as a Christmas gift from her nephew. She was impressed by the beauty of the colours onstage, at the Sony Centre in Toronto on Jan. 23, 2015. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)
Painter Mozhdh Pirvaly attended Shen Yun Performing Arts as a Christmas gift from her nephew. She was impressed by the beauty of the colours onstage, at the Sony Centre in Toronto on Jan. 23, 2015. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

TORONTO—The basic definition of an artist is simply someone who seeks to express him or herself through a given medium.  But in traditional Chinese culture,...




  • Writer and editor Tanya Cruz shares her thoughts on Shen Yun after attending the performance at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto on opening night, Jan. 21, 2015. (NTD Television)

    Writer: Shen Yun Reminds Us of Traditional Values and Family

    TORONTO—Writer Tanya Cruz wasted no time sharing Shen Yun Performing Arts with her friends, posting a photo of herself and her mother at Sony Centre on Instagram... Read more

  • Sophie Austin and Katie Fink attend Shen Yun at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver on Jan. 18, 2015. (Joan Delaney/Epoch Times Staff)

    Shen Yun ‘Was an Awesome Learning Experience’

    VANCOUVER—Doing what it does best, Shen Yun Performing Arts brought China’s cultural heritage to life onstage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Jan. 18, enchanting... Read more

  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver (Vancouver Civic Theatres)

    Music Producer Lauds Shen Yun Compositions: ‘That’s the kind of music that I want to create’

    VANCOUVER–Music producer Daniel Pellerin was in the audience at Shen Yun Performing Arts on Saturday, Jan. 17, and joined in the chorus of rave reviews... Read more

  • Steven Lovett and Elsa Brink attend Shen Yun at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver on Jan. 17, 2015. (Ryan Moffatt/Epoch Times)

    Martial Arts Teacher Enjoys Shen Yun’s ‘Message of Freedom of Thought”

    VANCOUVER—Triumph Taekwondo teacher Steven Lovett saw Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Jan 17 and appreciated its depth and authenticity. “I... Read more

  • Mark Orme and his wife attend Shen Yun at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver on Jan. 17, 2015. (Virginia Gao/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun ‘Very Inspiring,’ Says Prominent Visual Effects Artist

    VANCOUVER—Mark Orme, a motion picture visual effects artist who has worked on major Hollywood productions, found Shen Yun Performing Arts to be an inspirational performance... Read more

  • Éloïse Côté-Gagné and her father Daniel Côté attended Shen Yun at Théâtre de Québec on Jan. 14, 2015. (Nathalie Dieul/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun ‘Breathtaking’ and ‘Dynamic,’ Say Ballet Dancers

    QUEBEC CITY, Canada—Two young dancers found inspiration at the Grand Théâtre de Québec this week, as they took in performances of world-renowned classical Chinese dance... Read more

  • Shen Yun performers take a curtain call before a full house at Quebec City’s Théâtre de Québec on Jan. 14, 2015. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun ‘A very wonderful show,’ Says Multimedia Expert

    QUEBEC CITY, Canada—Multimedia expert and classically trained musician Denis Fecteau blended his love for technology and music together when he created his media production company... Read more

  • Jewellery designer Anita Blais appreciated Shen Yun Performing Arts’ high-level talent and aesthetic beauty after taking in the performance at Grand Théâtre de Québec in Québec City on Jan. 13, 2015. (NTD Television)

    ‘Jeweller of the Year’ Admires Shen Yun’s Artistic Excellence

    QUEBEC CITY, Canada–Jewellery designer Anita Blais is familiar with the pursuit of perfection in one’s artistic craft. So she recognized this quality as she took... Read more

  • (L-R) Andria Carosielli, Luisa Sassano, and Cara Marie Carosielli enjoyed Shen Yun Performing Arts at Place des Arts in Montreal on Saturday evening, Jan. 10, 2015. (NTD Television)

    Montreal Theatre Magnates Thrilled By Shen Yun

    MONTREAL—The husband and wife team of Ezio Carosielli and Luisa Sassano own two of Montreal’s most prestigious theatres as well as two dance studios. On... Read more

  • Carole Hamelin, a former stage designer/producer and classical ballet dancer, attended Shen Yun Performing Arts at Place des Arts on Jan. 11, 2015, for her fourth time. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

    Former Dancer/Stage Designer Returns to See Shen Yun: ‘I really love it’

    MONTREAL—Shen Yun Performing Arts has attracted a loyal fan base since its inception in 2006, and many come to the performance every year to experience... Read more

  • Former gymnastics coach Jacques Côté was highly impressed with the classical Chinese dance presented by Shen Yun Performing Arts at Place des Arts on Jan. 11, 2015.(Mathieu Cote-Desjardins/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun ‘Is A Festival of Sensations’

    MONTREAL—To say that Jacques Côté enjoyed the classical Chinese dance presented by Shen Yun Performing Arts at Place des Arts on Jan. 11 is an... Read more

  • Dance school founders Francyne and Yvon Quintal attended Shen Yun Performing Arts at Place Des Arts on Jan. 11. Shen Yun is "very professional" and "very well produced," said Mr. Quintal. (Dongyu Teng/Epoch Times)

    Dance School Founder: Shen Yun ‘Very Well Produced’

    MONTREAL—Veteran dance teachers Francyne and Yvon Quintal took a break from their busy dance studio on Sunday, Jan. 11, to take in Shen Yun Performing... Read more

  • New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts takes a curtain call on Jan. 9, 2015, following the third performance of a six-show run at Place des Arts, Montreal. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

    ‘It gets me in the heart,’ Artist Says of Shen Yun’s Music

    MONTREAL, Canada— Yolande Bourguignon-Charbonneau, an artist from Montreal, was blown away by Shen Yun Performing Arts’ lavish production showcasing China’s traditional culture at Place des... Read more

  • Acclaimed violist Véronique Potvin has toured with Céline Dion, Cirque du Soleil, and many more, but she had a new musical experience as she sat in the audience of Shen Yun Performing Arts and its unique East-meets-West symphony orchestra at Place Des Arts on Friday night, Jan. 9, 2015. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

    Canadian Master Musician Says Shen Yun ‘Good for the Soul’

    MONTREAL—Musician Véronique Potvin, one of Canada’s foremost violists, left lighter than she came after seeing Shen Yun Performing Arts at Place des Arts on Friday... Read more

  • Master bow maker François Malo, who has been building bows for violins and cellos for some 30 years, enjoyed the classical Chinese dance and music production presented by New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts at Place des Arts on Friday night, Jan. 9, 2015. (NTD Television)

    Master Bow Maker Commends Shen Yun’s ‘First Class’ Musicianship

    MONTREAL—Legendary Quebec archetier François Malo was in attendance at Shen Yun Performing Arts on Friday at Place des Arts, and incidentally, so were his bows... Read more

  • Fine arts painter Stuart MacAdam and his girlfriend enjoyed Shen Yun's Friday night performance at Place des Arts. (Nathalie Dieul/Epoch Times)

    Painter Delighted With Shen Yun

    MONTREAL—Fine arts painter Stuart Mcdam took in Shen Yun’s third performance at Place des Arts on Jan. 9 and was enthralled by the entire production—the... Read more


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