Shen Yun: An Experience to Awaken Your Senses

January 6, 2015

ATLANTA—Dr. Bill Schafer, Vice President for Student Affairs at Georgia Tech University, said he wanted his daughters to see “true Chinese entertainment.”

Dr. Schafer appreciated the music. “Obviously the music is fabulous,” he said. The orchestra of classical Western instruments blended with traditional Chinese instruments gives a unique sound.

“The costumes, the colors, the movements of them and learning more about the history of China, that’s what I really enjoy.”

One of his daughters said, “I really liked the colors and the movement of the fabrics on stage.”

Dr. Schafer said he felt  everyone should experience Shen Yun.

“I think for those of us here in the United States to see this kind of performance, it awakens your senses.”

Shen Yun’s mission is to revive traditional Chinese culture that was brought to the brink of extinction under 60

years of communist rule, according to the program.

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.”

Reporting by Roland Ree.

New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform around the world. For more information, visit

Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time. We have proudly covered audience reaction since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.