PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The mission of Shen Yun Performing Arts is one to be admired and appreciated, said Mr. Victor Kingsley, a healthcare executive, who attended the performance with his wife, Juanita, at the Providence Performing Arts Center, Feb. 22.
“What they’re trying to show us is the long, thousands of years of Chinese culture and how beautiful it is,” said Mrs. Kingsley.
Eight years ago, Shen Yun was established in New York by artists from around the world to revive 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through the performing arts.
“The artistry of the dancers and the singing is beautiful,” Mr. Kingsley said. “The costumes and pageantry is also really striking.”
The scale of the performance was a marvel for the Providence audience. The original music of Shen Yun blends East and West, hundreds of costume pieces are used, and every year is an entirely new performance.
“It’s a unique combination of visual presentation and music,” Mr. Kingsley said.
The ancient culture presented by Shen Yun also piqued the couple’s interest beyond the artistry of the performance, as Mrs. Kingsley remarked at intermission.
“There’s a very powerful message that we’re waiting to figure out at the end of the show,” she said. “So we’re glad we’re here.”
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.
The Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time. We have proudly covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.