‘Absolutely Splendid!’: Photographer Sees Shen Yun’s Healing Power

March 24, 2016 12:29 pm Last Updated: March 24, 2016 10:39 pm

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.—”Marvelous, absolutely splendid! Just the most beautiful scenery I’ve ever seen!” said retired photographer Keith Hurt. He was thoroughly impressed after watching Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Fred Kavli Theater in the afternoon of March 23.

Nestled in between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks enjoys natural beauty and artistic diversity. Shen Yun Performing Arts performed three performances to full houses from March 22 to 23.

Mr. Hurt said, “I really thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon of theater. It is excellent, polished, and beautiful.”

Based in New York, Shen Yun is the world’s largest classical Chinese dance and music company, formed with the mission to revive the 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture, which was destroyed by the current Chinese regime. Shen Yun presents stories from ancient times to the modern era to the world through the universal languages of dance and music.

“It was eye-opening,” said Mr. Hurt, who had initially wondered whether it was a company from mainland China. He seemed relieved to learn it was not. “But obviously it’s from New York! It’s beautiful, it really was.”

“An absolutely, complete pleasure.”

Mr. Hurt was also very grateful for Shen Yun to visit Thousand Oaks.

“Tell them to come around again. Let’s do it some more. Have some more talent from that part of the world and let’s see it. I understand this is 5,000 years old, some of it. Incredible.”

It gave him a good feeling, and he was “warm to the heart.”

With a big smile on his face, Mr. Hurt said his last name was Hurt, as in pain. “But I’m not in pain from this. I saw a beautiful thing and it really healed me.”

Reporting by NTD Television and Sophia Fang

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.

Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time. We have proudly covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.