Shen Yun A Profound Glimpse Into Another World

December 28, 2017

“I was blown away. So let me tell you the story.”

“I sit at a hospital, a recreational room, and a Chinese lady came over to me, she looked at me through the door, wanted to leave, then she came over, and said I don’t know why I’m telling you this, but I think you need to hear this, and she sat down next to me, and she pulled out her cellphone with the recordings [promotional footage of the performance], and showed me that this is going to be here today, and she said I think this is something that you need, and I really want you to go there.”

“I don’t know her name, I probably wouldn’t recognized her, but I got my husband tickets for Christmas, we got first row tickets, and it was absolutely incredible.”

“It’s very hard to describe, I’m of European background, … and it’s been so incredible to see how pure the [Chinese] culture is and how elegant, and gorgeous, but also humble, in a very profound way, in a way that touches you, in a way that puts you on the spot a little bit.”

“And at the same time, I always had the feeling that, the reason they were playing was me, and I really appreciate that … It’s about leaving an impression for the audience, and I don’t know how much better you can be an ambassador for a culture. So it’s been profound, I’m very grateful.”

“It was very touching”

“The moment you come in … you realize you’re in a [different] world. The entire performance allowed you to learn, and allowed to become a part of it, and also allowed for me to have a lot of respect for the culture, and I think it’s a beautiful thing to have through arts.”

“I think they just did an amazing job. And the colors, the orchestra, the combination of traditional [Chinese instruments and Western classical instruments]—what I consider some things familiar to me, and instruments I have never heard before … and just bringing it in, and then stepping away again, saying ’well this is part of what we do’, so art is an ambassador, and I don’t know how better to do it.”