KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Governor Sam Brownback, Senator Pat Roberts, Congressmen Kevin Yoder and Emanual Cleaver welcomed the 2011 World Tour of Shen Yun Perfoming Arts at the Music Hall Kansas City on April 13.
Shen Yun is a premier dance and music company based in New York with the mission to portray traditional Chinese culture and morals such as truth, compassion and loyalty.
Kansas Governor Brownback stated in a greeting letter, "This outstanding presentation of traditional Chinese culture, portrayed through Chinese classical dance and music offers an excellent opportunity to enhance and enrich the diverse cultural life of our community."
"Kansas City is considered to be the heart of America, geographically as well as in character," Governor Brownback stated. "As a midway point between the east and west coasts, I find it very appropriate for us to consider Kansas City a place that truly embraces the diversity of Eastern and Western cultures, bringing them together in this special place we call home."
"It is a testament to our culture and community that we have the opportunity to host an event as special as the Shen Yun Performing Arts," Kansas Congressman Yoder said in his greeting letter to the Greater Kansas City Arts and Culture Association.
Congressman Cleaver of Missouri expresses gratitude in his greeting letter for the Greater Kansas City Arts and Culture Association for sponsoring performing arts that foster an appropriation and better understanding of the Chinese culture.
"It is an honor to join you in celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month," stated Kansas Senator Roberts. "Shen Yun offers an excellent opportunity to enhance and enrich the already diverse and cultural life of the community." He states further, "I am confident that Kansas City will embrace all that Shen Yun offers."
The Kansas City audience did embrace Shen Yun Performing Arts at its April 13 performance at Music Hall Kansas City, honoring the artists with high praise, shouts of "bravo" and enthusiastic applause.
Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company will perform at Chicago’s Civic Opera House, April 15-24. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org