FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—Greg Steinmetz, financial advisor and a top executive with Morgan Stanley, saw Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 27, 2014.
Mr. Steinmetz said that the performance was “very good.” “I love it!” He liked the traditional dances and the fact that Shen Yun is introducing the dancing to people around the world.
He said it was terrible that people in mainland China cannot see Shen Yun. “I think people here should be also aware that they have a very precious gift, which is the freedom to be able to see these performances,” he said.
The Shen Yun website states: “Shen Yun’s goal is to revive the authentic and original manifestation of traditional Chinese culture and art. On stage, Shen Yun performances bring back these traditional values that have sustained and created cultural expression for so many generations.
“The mere representation of this lost heritage and its virtues immediately, by way of contrast, unmasks the [Communist] Party and its ideology of struggle. This is why the Communist Party fears Shen Yun, and why this kind of performance cannot be seen in China today.”
Mrs. Steinmetz said, “It’s a beautiful show, and like my husband said, we’re very glad to hear that [Shen Yun is] bringing awareness of what’s going on and the oppression in China.”
“The Chinese have a very rich culture, and I think [Shen Yun is] presenting it in a very beautiful way,” Mrs. Steinmetz said.
She particularly liked “the ladies dancing in the garden.” “That was beautiful, so graceful.”
“It’s an amazing, spectacular show,” she said. “I’m very glad that we came to see it.”
Reporting by Eddie Bassen and Franklin McCoy
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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