BASEL, Switzerland—A good story is worth telling time and time again. Shen Yun Performing Arts tours around the world and tells stories of hope and beauty through dance and music.
“I am overwhelmed—with beauty, with joy, with the work behind it and the creativity,” said Iris Galey, a bestselling author from New Zealand, after she saw Shen Yun on May 20.
Shen Yun is based in New York and its artists are trained in classical Chinese dance. The dance form requires not only flexibility and strength but also inner peace and discipline.
Ms. Galey expressed how impressed she was with “the precision. The work behind it, the dedication to the work, the colors, the splendor.”
With all of the commotion happening around the world, Shen Yun provided a chance to escape for an evening.
“I am so grateful that we can always reconcile in humanity through art,” she said.
With a strong message of hope, Ms. Galey recommends that “you absolutely must see this in this day and age.”
‘Very Inspiring, Very Beautiful’
Eylene Heller and Nikolas Schneuwly, a financial advisor, were also in the audience for this evening’s performance.
Mr. Schneuwly found that experiencing Shen Yun gave him a feeling of “connection to the divine, connection to oneself, connection with others, compassion, living values, and love.”
Ms. Heller agreed, adding, “Yes, definitely, the values. There was definitely a strong influence of lightness and of joy and that is something that we perhaps sometimes forget to live in our everyday life.”
Shen Yun’s singers sing in the traditional bel canto style. A translation of the libretti is projected on the backdrop so that audiences around the world can understand the message being conveyed.
“The song text was very, very inspiring, very beautiful. Insofar that I could see myself very much in it, for example, that the earthly thoughts block the access to the divine,” said Mr. Schneuwly.
“That was very appropriate because I always notice that this thinking often prevents us from simply going into the heart and becoming more connected with each other and the divine.”
Reporting by NTD and Maria Han.