MINNEAPOLIS—Shen Yun displayed a China that is “Very artistic, very warm, and inviting,” said TCF Bank Vice President Timothy Haugen.
Mr. Haugen and his wife Amy came out to the Feb. 14 evening performance of Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Orpheum Theatre.
Mr Haugen commented, “The colors and the beautiful dance, and the music was lovely. I think the history that came throughout was wonderful. There are very few events that you go to that demonstrate history throughout.”
The New York-based Shen Yun is a performance that includes songs and story-based dances that depict scenes from China’s legends, folk tales, and literature, as well as actual history.
Through classical Chinese dance, orchestral music, and beautiful artistry, Shen Yun’s continuing effort is to revitalize traditional Chinese culture.
“I think, we don’t know much about China, so we really learned a lot about how impressive it still is. You know I think it is cool that all of this culture is still alive outside of China,” explained Ms. Haugen.
“It kind of made me want to learn more about China,” she added.
Ms. Haugen mentioned, “You saw some things you recognized, but then there are so many other things that [we don’t]. The backgrounds were so beautiful and I know it is a huge, huge country, …, and I think it opened my eyes to how diverse that country is.”
“Just like the United States is pretty diverse, you have the Grand Canyon and then you have a city like New York, and to see those temples, and Shanghai, and the rivers. There are just so many different places within the country. It was beautiful,” she said.
Reporting by Sherry Dong and Andrew Darin
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.
The 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.