Performing Arts

The Shen Yun Experience

Randy and Laura Williamson shared their enthusiasm with Shen Yun on Jan. 25, 2015, in Toronto. (Madalina Hubert/Epoch Times)
Randy and Laura Williamson shared their enthusiasm with Shen Yun on Jan. 25, 2015, in Toronto. (Madalina Hubert/Epoch Times)

TORONTO—In the city some see as Canada’s economic engine, business people abound and on Sunday afternoon many came out to see classical Chinese dancing with...




  • Antonella Lorenti and Philip Princeton at Shen Yun Performing Arts at Toronto’s Sony Centre on Jan. 22, 2015. The ever-friendly Mr. Princeton spontaneously invited the unidentified woman in the centre to be in the picture. (Becky Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun ‘Extraordinary on a Whole Different Level,’ Says Toronto Entrepreneur 

    TORONTO—”Breathtaking” was how well-known Toronto entrepreneur and socialite Philip Princeton described Shen Yun’s performance at the Sony Centre on Thursday evening. “It was amazing, loved... Read more

  • Entertainment executive Donna MacNeil said Shen Yun was wonderful after taking in the performance Jan. 22, 2015, at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun ‘A Wonderful Experience,’ Says Entertainment Executive

    TORONTO—Shen Yun Performing Arts took its audience on a marvellous journey of colour and culture, according to entertainment executive Donna MacNeil Thursday night after seeing... Read more

  • Celebrity chef Christine Cushing got a taste of classical Chinese dance and music at Sony Centre on Jan. 22, and was blown away.(Courtesy of NTD)

    Celebrity Chef Christine Cushing: Shen Yun ‘A Magical Performance’

    TORONTO—Celebrity chef Christine Cushing has been showing Canada how to cook for almost 15 years.  As the former host of Food Network’s flagship series Christine... Read more

  • Shen Yun Performing Arts impressed synchronized figure skater Carolyn Matheson with the perfect unity of its dancers and musicians. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

    World-Class Synchronized Skater Amazed by Unity of Shen Yun’s Dancers

    TORONTO—Carolyn Matheson is an elite athlete in a sport that requires individual finesse and perfect synchronicity. Ms. Matheson is a synchronized figure skater who competes... Read more

  • Shen Yun Performing Arts is enlightening, spectacular and promotes cross-cultural understanding, said venture capitalist and Keek co-founder David Kerzner. Mr. Kerzner attended the performance at Sony Centre on Jan. 22. (Evan Ning/EpochTimes)

    Shen Yun Spectacular and Enlightening, Says Keek Co-Founder

    TORONTO—Venture capitalist David Kerzner knows greatness when he sees it. As CEO of Star Power Capital he has made a career of seeing the magic... Read more

  • Choreographer Irene Widdup, president of the Alberta Dance Educators Association, was impressed by the synchronization and dedication of Shen Yun’s dancers, Jan. 22, 2015, at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

    Award-Winning Choreographer Praises Unity of Shen Yun’s Dancers

    TORONTO—Irene Widdup is a dance evangelist, her life a mission to spread the joy of dance. It’s a passion that has earned her a long... Read more

  • Jayne Hobbs and Bob Simpson attended Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto on Jan. 22, 2015. (Madalina Hubert/Epoch Times)

    Watching Shen Yun Helps Achieve Inner Peace, Says Associate Publisher

    TORONTO—Jayne Hobbs and Bob Simpson saw the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra’s concert late last year and enjoyed the unique orchestra’s performance so much that they... Read more

  • George del Prado attended Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Sony Centre in Toronto on Jan. 22, 2015, and expressed that he very much appreciated the spiritual element in the classical Chinese dance and music production. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

    Spirituality in Shen Yun ‘Very Inspiring,’ Says Video Game Developer

    TORONTO—The history and the spirituality that are part of every Shen Yun performance struck a chord with George del Prado, a senior designer/video game developer... Read more

  • Toronto builder Charles “Chuck” Sciberras was impressed by the talent of Shen Yun Performing Arts’ dancers on Jan. 22, 2015, at the Sony Centre. (Madalina Hubert/Epoch Times)

    Toronto Home Builder Finds Goodness in Shen Yun

    TORONTO—Charles “Chuck” Sciberras is a man who knows about hard work. In his over 20 years’ home building experience, he has designed hundreds of projects... Read more

  • Veteran singer Dina Soliman praised Shen Yun’s singers and orchestra after seeing Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Sony Centre on Jan. 22. “They are amazing, they are wonderful,” she said of the soprano and tenor. (Becky Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Singer Praises Shen Yun’s Heavenly Music

    TORONTO—Veteran singer Dina Soliman has performed vocal music with her church for over three decades. So when she took in Shen Yun Performing Arts at... Read more

  • Mexican folk dancer Alejandra Hernandez called Shen Yun Performing Arts impressive and noted the expressivity in classical Chinese dance, after attending the opening-night performance with her boyfriend at Sony Centre in Toronto on Jan. 21, 2015. (Becky Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Mexican Folk Dancer Appreciates Shen Yun’s Chinese Dance

    TORONTO—Mexican dancer Alejandra Hernandez was among eager audience members to flock to Sony Centre for Shen Yun Performing Arts’ opening night on Jan. 21. Ms... Read more

  • 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

  • Tenor Michael Schade reprises his role of Don Ottavio in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of “Don Giovanni,” Jan. 24-Feb. 21. (Courtesy of Michael Schade)

    Tenor Michael Schade Finds Inspiration in Mozart

    TORONTO—Canadian tenor Michael Schade is a man of many hats. The German-born singer has performed a rich repertoire of operas, recitals, concerts, and recordings and... Read more

  • The audience of Shen Yun’s opening night performance at the Sony Centre in Toronto applauds as the dancers and musical soloists wave good night on Jan. 21, 2015. (Evan Ning)

    ‘Marvellous job,’ Company President Says of Shen Yun

    TORONTO—It was time for Ms. Natalya Selina and her husband, Mr. Hurwich, to go on a date. With three small children, that can be tough... Read more

  • Former long-time Senator Consiglio Di Nino at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Jan. 21, 2015. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun ‘Truly Very Impressive,’ Says Former Senator

    TORONTO—In the nearly 10 years that Shen Yun Performing Arts has been coming to Toronto, former long-time Senator Consiglio Di Nino has only missed the... Read more

  • Tarek Dajani enjoyed Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto on Jan. 21, 2015. (Madalina Hubert/Epoch Times)

    Everyone Should See Shen Yun ‘Once in Their Lifetime’

    TORONTO—With the sound of the gong, the curtain went up at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Wednesday evening, beginning Shen Yun’s 5-day... Read more


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