Shen Yun Is Restoring Humanity’s Values, Says Pastor

“I am enjoying the creative dance and the artistic expressions, particularly coming out of the antiquities, because I think it’s lost in our Western world. It is nice to see it, and the color and the reflection—very good.”

“It’s very intriguing. It’s a great reflection [of spiritual belief]. Being a pastor of a church community—communicating truth, watching it conveyed through dance and art and music—very compelling.”

“[Referring to the dance story titled ‘Devotion,’ depicting the persecution of the Falun Gong traditional spiritual practice in China,] I think that good always prevails over evil. And I think if people rally together and band together, then you can actually improve your society. But you have to work to communicate, … you have to present the truth, you’ve got to compel people to engage with it. And it’s just been enjoyable [seeing Shen Yun’s dance story presentation]. I was engaged all the way through that piece.”

“Humanity’s values are … being lost, but seeing them restored [through Shen Yun], and to see love, respect, appreciation, and admiration—yes, it’s something that we have to cultivate and recreate within our society.”

“What I appreciated about the reflection there is that, depending on your faith background, all faiths believe that there is a quest for the eternal truth, and what she presented [the lyrics sung by the soprano] was a compelling piece for us to go and search out, discover the truth, and live at peace with each other.”

Doug Rhind, pastor
Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Canada
Shen Yun Touring Company
January 19, 2018