Young Canberra Politician Delights in Shen Yun

March 28, 2009 Updated: October 1, 2015

Canberra's youngest politician, Liberal Party Shadow Minister Alistair Coe with his partner, Kath, smiling in the lobby of the Canberra Theatre after Australia's premier performance. (The Epoch Times)
Canberra's youngest politician, Liberal Party Shadow Minister Alistair Coe with his partner, Kath, smiling in the lobby of the Canberra Theatre after Australia's premier performance. (The Epoch Times)
CANBERRA, Australia—The youngest politician in Canberra, Alistair Coe, attended the premier Shen Yun Performing Arts event at the Canberra Theatre on March 29. After the show, he gave a rousing speech about Shen Yun Performing Arts at the VIP reception.

“It’s going very well, very enjoyable. All the performances were very good. All the colour, all the activity and the enthusiasm, it's fantastic. I think the costumes are fantastic, the colour and the fact there are so many scenes that are completely different—I think it adds life to the show. I do enjoy the theatre, so this production hit right down the valley [meaning that it was very suited to his tastes],”  he said.

Mr. Coe is the Australian Liberal Party shadow minister for urban services and several other portfolios in the Australian Capital Territory. He brought his partner along to the show with him. What made them come to the show? “Well I heard a lot of people say it's a spectacular event, so we came along with many expectations.”

Kath, his partner, also shared her thoughts: “I really liked the skirts [Dance of the Yi]—they brought such colourful skirts, I thought they were fantastic. Because there were no words, there's a lot of emotions and feeling you can get from witnessing it and enjoying it. It’s nice and colourful.”

Neither of them had seen Chinese classical dance before, and Mr. Coe commented that much of it was new to him. When asked whether they were looking forward to the second half, they both said in unison, “Yes, of course!”

The Epoch Times is a proud sponsor of the Shen Yun Performing Arts 2009 World Tour. For more information please visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org