‘I’ve never been so immersed in the Chinese culture’

“Beautiful; amazing. I’ve never seen anything like this. It was very colorful. The way it was broken down into many different parts—it had humor, it had emotions; there were a whole spectrum of emotions that were covered in this show.”
 

“I laughed, I felt for [the people] when the Communist Party was preventing people from believing in what they wanted to believe in. Color was amazing. The handkerchief, the umbrellas—it was very colorful.”

 

“You know what the best part about it is? It was the divine part. Because you think about China today, and you don’t think so much about the spiritual side. You don’t think about that. What you hear in the media, what you hear today, you hear that. … But this show really brings [the spirituality of the Chinese culture] out …The one thing I remember the most is that when Buddha, he comes from the screen, and then the whole screen gets covered with that gold, the circle—the last piece, and the whole screen gets covered with that—it shows the magnificence, how powerful [spirituality] is in that part of the culture.”

 

“I’ve never been so immersed in the Chinese culture, and when I came here, I wanted to be a part of them. Chinese culture back then, Chinese culture today, and that, honestly, is what I think I got the most from it. I got immersed into the Chinese culture. The two hours that I was here, I just felt like I was in the whole 5,000 years … of the Chinese culture. It was beautiful.”

 

“You know in that one scene [the Buddha] comes out of the screen and then the entire screen gets taken over by his [body]—the whole world—you have all these buildings, these nice, tall buildings, it covers all that. It’s more important than any of that.”

 

“Shen Yun is obviously a very beautiful show, and every year it’s a new show.”

 

“I’m inspired right now from the show.”
 

Piyush Arora, accountant
Baltimore, United States
Shen Yun Touring Company
February 18, 2017