Shen Yun Is Extremely Valuable, Health Executive Says

April 1, 2018

“I think it is one of the most tremendous things I have ever seen. It is poignant, symbolic, and surprising for me. … What I see is a culture that transcends the modern era. I mean, that’s why [they are] doing it. It’s taking us back to something that’s very fundamental.”

“It’s extremely valuable to bring this here to the United States and raise our awareness of the legacy that the Chinese culture brings to everyone. It’s very enriching, and I’m grateful.”

“There’s always this undercurrent of something deeper within the dance itself. There’s sort of a great symbolism and meaning behind the dance. … The whole thing is very emotional. The emotion and the spirit comes out in the dance that they do, and the story that they tell.”

“At times, it’s very serious, and at other times it’s very playful, and so it’s very human. That’s what I’m seeing in it, that was unexpected. There was such an undercurrent of humanity.”