WASHINGTON—Along with his children, Mr. Miguel de Kanter, a business owner, had seen Shen Yun Performing Arts for the last two years. On Jan. 23, they attended for a third year in a row at Washington’s Kennedy Center Opera House.
Mr. de Kanter said that he and his family enjoy the show because “every year the show presents its performances a little bit different.”
For the de Kanter family, Shen Yun presents an opportunity to grow together. “When we saw it for the first time, we thought that it would be a good tradition to have every year,” Mr. de Kanter said. “To see the different dances and emphasis, it was always very good.”
He added that the entire family “enjoys the Shen Yun show very much,” and since children need to learn to accept other cultures, Shen Yun is a can’t miss.
“I think this is a platform where a lot of people can learn something from another country, through watching the dance and song of the Chinese culture,” he said.
According to the Shen Yun website, “Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music. A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from the five millennia of Chinese civilization.”
Mr. de Kanter was especially taken by the performance’s ability to relay the heart of Chinese heritage. “It is very interesting when you have the different types of dances, which explain some of the cultural strengths and the Chinese culture,” he said.
Reporting by NTD Television and Heide B. Malhotra
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.
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