STOCKHOLM, Sweden—After seeing the Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company’s performance in the Cirkus in Stockholm on April 5, Mr. Olov Säll, a retired building company owner, expressed his respect for the 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture being revived by the New York-based Shen Yun. Mr. Säll was accompanied to the performance by his daughter.
“I have to respect the fact that the old China is more than 5,000 years old. For me it’s something very fantastic,” he said.
Mr. Säll enjoyed the performance very much. “It was very beautiful. It’s a top show. Very special,” he said.
He particularly enjoyed the program Snowflakes Welcoming Spring, in which dancers take small, quick steps through snowy fields as they skillfully spin and twirl sequined handkerchiefs, according to the program booklet.
Overall he said, “Everything was fantastic. Every number was magnificent.”
His daughter agreed and said, “We thought every number was really great.”
Shen Yun Performing Arts has a mission of reviving the authentic spirit of the 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture. Unfortunately, much of the ancient Chinese culture has been destroyed in the last 60 years through different campaigns such as the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s and 1970s.
It was “very interesting to know something of the old China,” Mr. Olov Säll emphasized.
Reporting by Mary and Peter Sanftmann.
Shen Yun Performing Arts, based in New York, has three touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world, with a mission to revive traditional Chinese culture. Shen Yun Performing Arts International Company will next perform at The London Coliseum, April 12-15.
For more information visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org