Historian Says Shen Yun Artists ‘Projected Humanity’

“Absolutely incredible.”

“I like the fact that it shows traditions that go back thousands of years. As a historian, that’s important to me, because traditions, once lost, we can never regain.”

“The things that people pass down—traditions, dance, and music … it’s essential. If we don’t have some sense of what we are and how we got there … we won’t last three generations.”

“I thought this was absolutely superb. I enjoyed it thoroughly.”

“It’s the human touch that I like. Everyone in the orchestra and in the ensemble, they all projected humanity, and that was something that was important to them.”

“The thing that makes the performers go beyond just being proficient technically is that they have a soul. I don’t know how else to say it. I’ve always enjoyed watching artists work, because their faces project.”

“I am absolutely entranced. … It’s a very uplifting experience for me.”

Robert Munson, historian with the National Park Service
California Center for the Arts, Escondido, United States
Shen Yun New York Company
January 31, 2018