QUEBEC CITY, Canada—Two distinguished medical professionals from the south shore of Montreal attended Shen Yun Performing Arts’ third and final show in Québec City on Sunday afternoon. They were impressed by the values brought forth in the performance.
Louise Potvin, general director of the Centre de santé et de services sociaux Pierre-Boucher (a provincial health and social services centre), and Dr. Jean-Bernard Trudeau, assistant secretary of the Collège des médecins du Québec (order for the doctors in Québec), made the trip north just to see the show.
Dr. Trudeau, the outgoing president of the medical association of Québec, has been active in mental health issues for a number of years.
Shen Yun takes audiences on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture, featuring several presentations of classical Chinese dance, a unique orchestra combining traditional and Chinese instruments, and a digitally animated backdrop.
Shen Yun was formed in New York in 2006 with a wish to share the divinely inspired culture of China with the world.
“It’s very interesting with the myths and legends,” Ms. Potvin said. “It’s infused with respect and consideration for people, and it’s really good.”
Through classical Chinese dance, Shen Yun brings to life some of China’s most well-known tales, which illustrate values such as benevolence, loyalty, courage, and faith in the divine.
Ms. Potvin commented on how the harmony between the music and the dance was very well organized. It was her first time experiencing Chinese traditional culture, and it proved to be educational.
“It brings us a long time ago into a culture that we didn’t know about until we came here,” she said.
“We’re in another world completely today with all the material objects around us, but this [Shen Yun] is centred on human beings,” Ms. Potvin said in French.
“It [Shen Yun] carries beautiful values,” Dr. Trudeau added as a follow up to Ms. Potvin’s comment.
“It’s very colourful, very well synchronized. I like this.”
With reporting by Weiya Wang and Rahul Vaidyanath
Shen Yun held three performances at Grand Théâtre de Québec, Salle Louis-Fréchette, from Dec. 27 to Dec. 29, 2013. It will now continue on to Ottawa (Jan. 2–4), Montreal (Jan. 6–9), Hamilton (Jan. 11–12), Kitchener-Waterloo (Jan. 14–15), Mississauga (Jan. 16–19), Toronto (Jan. 23–26), and Vancouver (Jan. 23–25) on the Canadian leg of its 2014 global tour.
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.
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