Shen Yun Is ‘Unlike Anything I’ve Ever Seen Before’

“It’s fantastic, unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. I’ve watched quite a lot of ballet before but this is obviously very different because it’s such a diverse range of dance in one show.”

“The athleticism of some of the dancers, especially some of the male dancers, is really impressive.”

“And the synchronisation, especially the sleeve dance, I thought was incredible. I can’t believe they managed to get everything so beautifully timed.”

“The story that sticks out the most for me is the story about the people being persecuted for their faith. I thought that was really interesting to be reminded about what’s going on in China.”

“As with anywhere in the world, it’s always sad to know that people can’t be themselves and that they are persecuted for it. It shouldn’t be that way, everyone should be free to be who they want to be and what they want to believe. I very strongly believe that, so to the extent that’s not happening, that makes me very sad.”

Alison Freshwater, solicitor
Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Europe
Shen Yun New York Company
May 20, 2018