Author Finds Shen Yun Educational

By Omid Ghoreishi, Epoch Times
January 18, 2015 6:30 am Last Updated: January 18, 2015 9:46 pm

VANCOUVER—”I love it, beautiful!”

That’s what Laurie Devere had to say after watching Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Jan. 2 with her husband David.

Mrs. Devere, author of a number of books under the pen name Laurie Campbell and other pen names, said Shen Yun held an educational aspect for her.

“I’m learning a lot from it,” she said.

Mr. Devere, a network administrator, also enjoyed learning about Chinese history and culture through the performance.

“It is very educational, I enjoyed it,” Mr. Devere said.

According to Shen Yun’s website, the mission of the New York-based company is to revive China’s divinely inspired culture.

“Sophisticated dance techniques, an orchestra joining instruments from both the East and West, beautiful costumes, and a stunning back drop—this is Shen Yun at first glance,” explains the Shen Yun website. “But digging deeper, one discovers a sea of traditional Chinese culture. Mortals and divine beings merge on stage as one,” the website says.

Besides the dances and the storytelling, the colourful costumes as well as the unique orchestra that combines traditional Chinese instruments with classical Western instruments were another highlight for the couple.

“Beautiful,” Mrs. Devere said about the costumes. “Fantastic, we enjoyed that,” Mr. Devere chimed in.

The Shen Yun Performing Arts World Company will be performing one more show in Vancouver on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 18.

New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org.

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