Shen Yun Is ‘Wonderful, Deeply Spiritual,’ Paris Doctor Says

March 3, 2022

PARIS, France—Shen Yun Performing Arts was back in Paris, France, on March 1, bringing to life stories from 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture.

Constance Yver-Elleaume is a regular at Shen Yun. For this palliative care physician who also writes about her life experiences, Shen Yun is a source of deep emotion. “Wonderful, deeply spiritual,” she said.

For almost 15 seasons, New York-based Shen Yun has been performing a different program every year.

“This is the fourth time I have come and I am always deeply touched. It’s a link between an inner dimension and what we experience in our daily lives. It’s just wonderful. And in the current context, it is particularly wonderful,” Ms. Yver-Elleaume said, visibly moved.

“There is a very, very deep joy. And at the same time, a lot of emotion. I feel like crying all the time … deeply grateful—there is deep, deep gratitude,” she said.

Before going into medicine, Ms. Yver-Elleaume taught meditation before moving into end-of-life care. She is therefore very attuned to the spiritual aspect presented in many of Shen Yun‘s mini-dramas.

“Our time is calling for us to connect … to return to spiritual values … to inner values. And here, I find that this show really makes this tie—it really shows this dimension! You come to the end of a world and you have to go and find these inner values,” she explained.

Shen Yun means “the beauty of divine beings dancing” and the company explains on its website, “In the past, China was called the ‘Land of the Divine,’ evoking a world where deities and mortals lived together on Earth …  daily life was punctuated by rituals linking human beings to the divine.”

Ms. Yver-Elleaume shared her feelings about the first scene of the performance in which the Creator descends to Earth to save humans.

“I’m very happy that you’re showing this now because it’s really …  It’s really this urge to find the creator within ourselves, actually—that the creator is within ourselves, that this dimension of the creator is within ourselves, within each of us.”

She added her wish: “It is fundamental that the company continues. I am so happy!”

Reporting by NTD and Epoch Times French translation team.

The Epoch Times is a proud sponsor of Shen Yun Performing Arts. We have covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.