Congressman’s Deputy Chief of Staff: Shen Yun’s Performance Is Compelling

“It’s always enjoyable. It’s just the Chinese people have a long rich history and a long, strong culture. I think it’s wonderful that there are efforts to preserve it and to bring it back.”

“The values are very similar to Western values in a sense that you want to do well in this life so that you can have a good afterlife. You want to be a good person.”

“It opens up people’s eyes here that there’s a spiritual history with China that is very strong.”

“It was showing us in China has a long history and culture and many of the values they were presenting are similar or the same as ours.”

“I thought it was a very positive performance and they have a message to send. And they are doing this through beauty. … So I think that’s compelling. And it’s admirable.”

Paul Behrends, deputy chief of staff at Office of Rep Dana Rohrabacher
The Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington, D.C., United States
Shen Yun Touring Company
April 15, 2018