Dean: Shen Yun Awakens Life

April 9, 2011 Updated: October 1, 2015

Dr. Zhuang Jiakun, dean of the College of Sport and Recreation Management, Tajen University of Technology attends Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company's show in Kaohsiung on April 6, 2011 along with his family members. (He Xiue/The Epoch Times)
Dr. Zhuang Jiakun, dean of the College of Sport and Recreation Management, Tajen University of Technology attends Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company's show in Kaohsiung on April 6, 2011 along with his family members. (He Xiue/The Epoch Times)
KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan—“Shen Yun really demonstrates the meaning of life, and it awakens life with Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance,” said Dr. Zhuang Jiakun, dean of the College of Sport and Recreation Management, Tajen University of Technology, after he attended Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company’s show at the Sun Yat Yat-sen Hall of National Sun Yat-sen University on April 6.

Deeply moved by the performance, Dr. Zhuang said, "[Shen Yun is] really wonderful and powerful. In particular, I was almost moved to tears when seeing the program about “Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance” [in the dance Our Story].” He also noted that as a Shen Yun performance is not easy to come by, he cherished the opportunity to see the show tonight. He especially wanted to bring his wife and son to see the performance this year.

He also believed that the entire program illustrated the spirit and wisdom of traditional Chinese arts. "The dancers’ movements were very beautiful, and the dynamic backdrops were very unique. They are not easy to come by. The costumes were very beautiful too,” he added.

As for the choreography, he said, "There were many climaxes, and they deeply touched my heart. It is great that Shen Yun offers all new programs every year.”

Referring to the live music performed by the Shen Yun International Company Orchestra, which combines Chinese and Western instruments, he said, "I feel my soul has become more peaceful."

Reporting by He Xiu-E.

New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org