‘It’s like being in Heaven,’ Says Congressman Deputy Chief of Staff After Shen Yun Concert

“It’s beautiful. It’s like being in Heaven. Listening to this music is so impressive, they are very talented. It’s super pleasurable.”

“It’s great how they meshed the Western and Chinese traditions. Sounds wonderful, fairly pretty.”

“It feels like paradise, it’s very nice. They are super talented, super talented. It’s the best.”

“I think what it does is open up your mind to the idea that China could be a force for good. We are kind of brainwashed here thinking that China is bad. But China doesn’t have to be bad. What we are seeing today is that China could actually be a great and good thing for the world. It’s just that the ideology [the Chinese Communist Party] right now is not so great.”

“I know that Falun Gong have very honorable intentions and they are wonderful people. And that’s why I’m here today, because I support that.”
Editor’s note: New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts was established by practitioners of Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, in 2006. According to the company’s website, the mission of Shen Yun is to use performing arts to revive the essence of Chinese culture.

Paul Behrends, deputy chief of staff at office of Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.)
The Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, D.C., United States
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra
October 14, 2018