Shen Yun a Bridge to Understanding Multiculturalism

“I made a surprise to my wife. I knew she would like this show very much. We didn’t have a chance to see it in Toronto, so we just decided we’re going to do it now [in Ottawa].”

“I haven’t been to too many dance shows, but this one is amazing. The combination of music, dance, costumes, lighting—everything. It looks very nice.”

“What amazes me is how many types of dances they have and the ethnic dances as well as the regional and classical dances.”

“We don’t often know about traditions of other countries, other civilizations, so this is a one-of-a-kind experience where you can actually understand some of the traditions. And because we are a multicultural country, it gets you understanding better the people that you are with and their background, for that matter.”

Romeo Ravoianu, project engineering manager
National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Canada
December 28, 2017