BALTIMORE—Tom and Ruthy Azman attended the Thursday night Shen Yun performance at Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric in Baltimore, Maryland. They were enthralled by the beauty of the performance.
As a doctor of optometry, Tom specializes in lobe vision and helping people improve their colored vision. After experiencing Shen Yun, he was even more motivated to help people see better so they could have the opportunity to visually take in the beauty and colors of the show.
“What I see is the color of the beauty, of honesty and truth, and compassion, and caring for people around the world.”
“My wife and I are just enthralled by the beauty of the performance of this phenomenal show,” he said.
Genuine beauty in arts truly touches viewers at deeper levels, and Dr. and Mrs Azman were touched with what they saw.
Mrs. Azman said the performers moved her at an emotional level.
“You can see the actors bring it all to life. It’s very beautiful, very special,” she said.
Dr. Azman added, “The feeling from the heart of giving to people of the world is the shining example of the Chinese culture that, unfortunately, the world does not know about.”
He said he thought one of the messages in Shen Yun was about how, as human beings, our souls really all come from the same origins.
“I think it’s a really basic saying [in] Chinese culture, we’re all coming from God basically in different ways, in different forms.”
“We all learn from each other about love, peace, happiness, friendship and truth,” he said.
Dr. Azman also expressed sadness that the show could not be seen inside China. Under decades of communist rule, much of traditional Chinese culture has been lost or destroyed in China.
Shen Yun’s mission is to revive and bring to life on stage 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture from the “Divine Land” that was once almost lost.
“It’s sad that this cannot be seen in China. The groups of performers around the country, around the world, [are] just doing a great job of showing what the Chinese culture is all about, and it should never be forgotten,” said Dr. Azman.
With reporting by Mary Silver
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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