FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—”We think it is a magnificent performance,” Dora Romero said at the inaugural performance for the 2015 World Tour of Shen Yun Performing Arts on Dec. 26.
Mrs. Romero, a college professor, attended New-York based Shen Yun’s performance at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts with her husband, Raul, a jeweler, and her sister, Rosa Maran, a pediatrician.
They were touched by the message and beauty of Shen Yun. “It has a social consciousness, and the art is magnificent—all the artistic wonders that go into it,” Mrs. Romero said.
The family members came from Cuba and understand the hardship of living in a country with no freedom of expression, which is the situation in China today.
According to the Shen Yun website, “For 5,000 years divine culture flourished in the land of China. Humanity’s treasure was nearly lost, but through breathtaking music and dance, Shen Yun is bringing back this glorious culture.”
The Romero family felt they had seen the divine in Shen Yun.
“A lot of the dances and a lot of the performances were based on the divine and their respect for the divine and the hope for tomorrow, which is beautiful—faith and courage and kindness and compassion for your fellow man,” Mrs. Romero said.
Shen Yun incorporates folk and ethnic dance as well as story-based performances taking the audience through 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture through music and dance.
“It took us through different sections of China, through different dynasties, and we really enjoyed it very much,” Mrs. Romero said.
Reporting by Sally Sun and Leigh Smith
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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