DALLAS—”I was searching for something like this,” said Mr. Robert Lugar, executive director at Diversity Counseling Services, after seeing Shen Yun Performing Arts for the first time at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Jan. 3.
Mr. Lugar was previously a professor at Texas A&M University and a regional clinic director at Megellan Health Services. He had been looking for a gift that would touch on Chinese culture, and he finally found it in Shen Yun.
Based in New York, Shen Yun revives a divinely inspired culture once almost lost. Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization.
Having found Shen Yun, Mr. Lugar not only bought tickets as a birthday gift for a friend, but spread the word to many others he knew.
“This is very good—colorful, exciting,” Mr. Lugar said. “It was so very, very nice.”
Traditional Chinese culture is said to be inspired by the heavens. Mr. Lugar said the spirituality of the culture he experienced allowed him to personally relate to it. “They seem to present the concept of a higher being, and so I see them as actually quite similar,” he said.
The fact that traditional culture is no longer found in China today under the current regime made a big impression on Mr. Lugar.
Having not realized the severity of the regime, he especially hoped that his friends, many of whom are Asian descent, get to see Shen Yun.
Reporting by Lucas Lee and Catherine Yang
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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