Artist Says Shen Yun ‘Very healing and very important work’

March 10, 2012 Updated: August 14, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS—”I am deeply moved by it, it’s incredible!” said Andrew Braunberger after seeing Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company on March 9. He is a pastel artist, painter and sculptor, and owns ABArtworks Gallery. He joined the audience welcoming the New York based company to the Orpheum Theatre.

Accompanying him was concierge Ms. Nicole Toth, who said, “The music is beautiful, and what I’ve really enjoyed watching is the people all around me and how all ages are just at the edge of their seats. The little ones who have never seen anything even remotely close to this, you know they’re so excited about it. So it’s lovely to be here.”

As an artist, Mr. Braunberger shared his response, “The energy of this is just beautiful! I think it is a very healing and very important work.”

He was moved by the performances that touch upon contemporary issues in China and felt the show was healing, “I’m aware of the human rights atrocities in China. [Shen Yun] is a meditation, it’s healing. I found the dance and the color and the energy of it to just go right through me, actually. It’s really interesting.”

He said he was impressed by the way the animated backdrops correspond precisely to each dance.

“Oh, the animation and the backdrop and the way it feeds into the dancing is incredible! It’s really interesting. The dancers are depicted in the animated backdrop and then they just move out into the forefront and it’s very well done. I’m amazed!”

Reporting by NTD Television and Jeanmarie Lunsford

Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company has two more performances in Minneapolis and then will be at Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University, in Indianapolis for two performances, March 13 and 14.

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