MIAMI, Fla.—Life isn’t always a walk in the park, but for audience members who chose to spend the evening with Shen Yun Performing Arts on Jan. 6, the experience was one that allowed the body and mind to sit back and relax.
Dimitri Khawly, a graphic designer, shared that the performance gave him a sense of peace.
“To tell you the truth, I feel so peaceful. I feel healing,” he said.
“I feel like I’m floating. I feel very ‘at peace’ and this is the best part of the show. From the music, the performance, everything was flawless,” he said of New York-based Shen Yun.
Mr. Khawly said that the erhu solo was particularly inviting. “I felt complete healing with that one … I feel like the healing was inside. The purification … mental detox from all the chaos in the world,” he elaborated.
Shen Yun is on a mission to revive “China before communism” and strive to share that beauty, truth, and culture everywhere they perform.
“I’m a very spiritual person. It makes me want to get more spiritual and get to know more about the culture,” Mr. Khawly said of the performance.
‘This is Perfect’
Other audience members also expressed feeling a sense of healing from Shen Yun. Daya Arjin, a retired airline pilot, and physician Atma Kirin shared their insights on how Shen Yun was able to encourage these rejuvenating feelings.
“The healing comes from the realization that atheism or technology is not what it’s really about. This is a great opportunity to have that knowledge and that history and the art come, and have one realize what’s real. This is what has always been, and this is what always will be,” Mr. Arjin said. “So it’s the truth. And that’s where the healing comes from … is realizing the truth.”
He added that Shen Yun has something for everyone.
“I think that this performance energizes the giver, and it opens the mind and the heart of the disbeliever, and it heals the person needing healing, and it nurtures the person who just needs the energy to get them back on track. This is perfect. It really was quite a performance,” he said.
He said that a great way to combat the pandemic is for everyone to be in good spirits.
“Instead of talking about it or thinking about how many people are infected or not, just go out and experience life, and experience healing in so many ways,” he said.
He added that seeing the performance reminded him of what it means to be our best.
“It’s in experiencing these moments that we realize that we are all here to serve each other and to give each other joy and to give each other prosperity and to help all each other to be our best. [Shen Yun‘s performers] are so good at sharing their best with us, and now we can carry our best and give it to everyone that we come into,” he said.
Reporting by Teng Dongyu and Maria Han.
The Epoch Times is a proud sponsor of Shen Yun Performing Arts. We have covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.