Berlin Audience Loves the Variety in Shen Yun

March 18, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
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Welcoming the Shen Yun Performing Arts performers at the Amsterdam airport on March 11, 2012. (The Epoch Times)

BERLIN—Mr. Robert Kamrau, head of a branch at a large information technology firm, and Ms. Christine Bockel, head of a branch of a food chain, attended the second 2012 Shen Yun Performing Arts show at the International Congress Centre (ICC) in Berlin on Saturday, March 17.

There were so many marvelous scenes and to chose one over the other was almost impossible.

Ms. Bockel said, “The Lotus Leaves dance was marvelous. The playfulness, the romanticism and the extraordinary choreography harmonized and I was very impressed.”

Then, Mr. Kamrau also thought of the playful monks in the scene Joyful Little Monks, in which the young monks remain happy and cheerful despite working hard.

“The slightly bellicose behavior of the monks was joyful and fun to watch,” Mr. Kamrau said.

The dance style was amazing in the words of Mr. Kamrau, “The synchronization by the group, this perfection and the harmony between the dancers was astounding. This requires great discipline and hours of training. But, all of this gives credence to the show, and speaks of high quality when seen from a technical viewpoint.”

Another exceptional part of the Shen Yun are the introductions to each and every scene provided by the two masters of ceremonies.

“It was wonderful that the two hosts introduced the scenes. It would have been more difficult to understand without these introductions,” Ms. Bockel said.

Ms. Bockel described in a few words what would linger in her mind, “On the one hand the old traditions and on the other hand the modern, the more recent times. Also what is written into my heart is the deep sorrow of reviving Chinese ancient culture not from within, but from outside of China. For me there is sadness that traditional Chinese culture has to be brought to the world by artists that are forbidden to touch foot on China’s soil.”

She added, “Fortunately there are many of Chinese descent in foreign countries that are able to give the world such marvels. This brought me a message and touched me deep in my heart.”

Reporting by Wen Jing

New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company will next perform in Zurich, Switzerland from March 23-25.

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