Former TV Host: ‘It’s astounding to see such a high-class performance’

April 10, 2009 Updated: April 13, 2009

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Ms. Le, former host of a variety show on Channel M, Vancouver’s multicultural channel, appreciated having seen the final Shen Yun Performing Arts show at Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Wednesday night.

Ms. Le, who attended the show with her husband Mr. Liu, said the authentic traditional culture portrayed by Shen Yun is hard to find these days.

“I think … in China nowadays it’s really hard to see such a pure performance that displays traditional Chinese culture—at least I haven’t seen any in China,” she said.

“I have a quite different and special feeling now after seeing a show like this overseas. Letting people see authentic culture and experience the gorgeousness of Chinese culture is a very, very good thing.”

She was impressed by every aspect of the production. Shen Yun is a New York-based dance and theatre company that aims to revive traditional Chinese culture—all but destroyed with the advent of communism to China—through the performing arts.

“Whether the costumes, the stage design or the backdrops, everything is very professional. It’s astounding to see such a high-class performance.”

Mr. Liu, department manager of a large American medical company, said seeing the show made him happy.

“Shen Yun fills the vacuum of authentic Chinese culture in mainland China overseas. It is so precious and rare. Particularly in mainland China, authentic Chinese culture is being ignored to the degree that it cannot be further ignored. It seems that traditional Chinese culture is being gradually forgotten—feels like a vacuum. Here, being able to see such a traditional yet high level performance—I feel very happy.”

The couple said they are very much anticipating next year’s Shen Yun with its new programs.

With reporting from NTDTV

Shen Yun’s 2009 World Tour is expected to reach a live audience of 800,000.

After Vancouver, the show will play in Calgary on April 12 and April 13, in Edmonton April 15 and April 16, and in Regina on April 19.

The Epoch Times is a proud sponsor of the Shen Yun Performing Arts 2009 World Tour. For more information please visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org