CFO: Shen Yun Presents True Chinese Values

January 6, 2014 2:06 pm Last Updated: January 8, 2014 8:11 pm

FORT WORTH, Texas—Prominent Dallas real estate investor Arman Rupani and his family attended Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Jan. 5 and found it was like nothing they had ever seen before. 

“For us we are seeing it the first time and it’s totally different,” said Mr. Rupani. Mr. Rupani currently serves as the CFO of Texas Prince Properties and as a commissioner of city planning’s Dallas County Historical Commission. 

He is also a board member of Dallas County Historical Commission, and a member of the leadership council for Texas Health Resources, along with managing his co-owned real estate company Rupani & Mathew Group.

Mr. and Mrs. Rupani travel often, and were glad to see how much of the Chinese culture was presented by Shen Yun through the arts.

“We love to see all the culture,” Mrs. Rupani said.

New York-based Shen Yun was established by artists from around the world eight years ago to revive the divinely inspired traditional Chinese culture and bring it to the world. 

“Principles such as benevolence and justice, propriety and wisdom, respect for the heavens, and divine retribution, all come to life, washing over the audience,” Shen Yun’s website states. “Originating from Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism, these ideals are the essence of traditional Chinese culture.”

“[As] presented, I think the values of the Chinese are great,” Mr. Rupani said.

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Collin Harper enjoyed Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Jan. 5. (Catherine Yang/Epoch Times)

The display of China’s little seen traditional culture was an enlightening experience for Ms. Collin Harper, a TA who studied anthropology.

“They give you insight into all the stories and the traditions as the dancing goes along,” Ms. Harper said, referring to the bilingual emcees who introduce each piece. She added that she had always been curious about Chinese culture.

Ms. Harper said she admired the multi-talented Shen Yun performers for not only their high level of artistic skill, but for being able to shed light on traditional Chinese culture around the world.

“It’s really excellent,” Ms. Harper said. 

Reporting by Amy Hu and Catherine Yang

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.