College Dean Says Shen Yun Can Rejuvenate Our Own Spirit

April 30, 2018

“I think it was absolutely wonderful. I brought my daughter because she’s in dance and I wanted her to see the professionals. … I think it’s spectacular.”

“The music is very moving. I loved the combination of traditional Western instruments along with Chinese instruments.”

“It was beautiful to see the two-string instrument [erhu] played, which you would not think had a lot of range and a lot of emotions. … You could see her putting her own emotion into it. I thought it was moving.”

“One of the things I loved was the combination of ethnic dances. I like the Hmong dance, … but also the classical dances overlayed with the history [or] the stories.”

“This [performance] reminds us, or any audience member, of the value of our cultural heritage and how we need to hold on to it and preserve it and celebrate it. So I’m thrilled to be a part of it and to learn. And I’m happy to see that it’s [traditional Chinese culture] been perpetrated through this performance.”

“I think [this performance] can rejuvenate our own spirit. I think we can be reminded that the material world is very temporary and it’s just transient facet in our life. … [People] are caught up on things that don’t matter because they are not eternal; they are not the permanence of life or love and the bonds that really matter, whether it’s family or it is spiritual with your God. .. I think this is what Shen Yun reminds us of, is that essential human and divine part that is in us.”