Shen Yun, An ‘Eye-Opener’ on Chinese Culture

February 27, 2014

ESCONDIDO, Calif.—On Feb. 26, New-York based Shen Yun Performing Arts once again began a stay at the California Center for the Arts with warm greetings from theatergoers.

In attendance at for Shen Yun’s first show in San Diego were Dwight Stratton and Kathy Stratton. When asked what they walked away with after the show, Mr. Stratton exclaimed “Wow! … What I walked away with was marvelous feelings.”

Mr. Stratton is a retired banker and former owner of Screenmobile, a well-established window screen and patio covering company.

His wife, Mrs. Stratton, also worked in banking and has since retired from mortgage lending. In response to what she received from the show, she commented on the “incredible culture, such richness to it, and history.”

“It’s just amazing. I’m so glad I came,” she said.

Taking in different cultural experiences has interested Mr. Stratton in the past, but this first encounter with traditional Chinese culture. He said “I’ve enjoyed various cultures, but I’ve not known a great deal about Chinese culture. This is a very good eye-opener for me. I’ve never see anything like this before.”

Shen Yun Performing Arts was founded in New York in 2006 with the mission “to revive the true, divinely inspired culture of China and share it with the world,” according to their website.

For Mr. and Mrs. Stratton it’s certain that Shen Yun has achieved its goal. When asked whether they’ll return, Mr. Stratton promptly replied “There’s no reason why we wouldn’t.”

Shen Yun will continue their performances in San Diego from Thursday, Feb. 27 until Sunday, March 2.

Reporting by Jane Lin and Miles Segni

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

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

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