DALLAS, Texas—Elected officials from all levels of government sent proclamations to welcome Shen Yun Performing Arts to Dallas earlier this month. Friday, Dec. 17, marks the start of Shen Yun’s 2011 world tour, beginning in Dallas Winspear Opera House.
U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson commended the New York-based performing arts company and wrote that “the richness and diversity of Chinese culture, as reflected and celebrated by Shen Yun Performing Arts, is extraordinary.”
From the House of Representatives, Congressman Kenny Marchant wrote, “it is with deep admiration that I applaud Shen Yun for its commitment to human rights in China,” thanking the company for coming to Dallas.
From the State government, Congress member Allen Vaught extended a congratulatory statement and thanks for Shen Yun's "presentation of the true cultural heritage of traditional China and for bringing this rich culture and arts to the Dallas Metroplex." Congress member Eric Johnson wrote in his resolution that “Shen Yun brings a collaboration of leading artists, the world’s foremost classically trained Chinese dancers, choreographers, musicians, and vocalists.”
State Senator Royce West wrote in his proclamation that "Shen Yun presents traditional, original, and creative compositions," and State Senator John Carona extended his greetings and recognition on the behalf of the Texas Senate as well.
Shen Yun also received proclamations from the mayors of Addison, Allen, Arlington, Carrollton, Euless, Frisco, Garland, Hurst, Irving, Mckinney, North Richland Hills, and Plano.
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