Everyone Needs to Connect with the Divine, Says Director

“I’m very impressed. I love this show! I thought it was incredible! The athleticism of the dancers, I had no idea that a lot of the moves that we think of as other activity actually originated from [classical] Chinese dance. I think that’s pretty interesting.”

“All of the various aspects of classical Chinese dance, there are so many components that I find incredible.”

“I started to feel emotional with the whole scene with the husband and the wife and what happened to them [referring to the dance story depicting the Chinese regime’s persecution of the Falun Dafa spiritual discipline]. It started to move me.”

“There’s that whole divine aspect. … After the Cultural Revolution, it seemed that a lot of the spirituality got pushed away for commerce, and so it was very interesting to see that [in the Shen Yun performance].”

“I think that the whole world needs it [revival of the divinely inspired culture], not just China. We’re all spiritual souls. We’re spirits having human experience—everybody needs to connect [with the divine].”

Francis Scotland, director of global macroeconomic research at an investment management company
Place des Arts, Montreal, Canada
Shen Yun Touring Company
January 11, 2018