Shen Yun Show ‘Very profound’ Says Former Directer of EU Commission

May 2, 2010 Updated: May 2, 2010

At the Aula Magna theater. (The Epoch Times)
At the Aula Magna theater. (The Epoch Times)
LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE, Belgium—Tonight at the Aula Magna theater, Shen Yun Performing Arts brought Northern Europe a perfect example of beauty, depth, and human values.

Among the many patrons of the Aula Magna this evening was Mr. Jacob Houtman, former director general of the EU commission. Originally from Holland, he has lived in Belgium for the past 40 years, working for the European Commission

Mr Houtman said, "I am impressed by today’s show, which is beautiful, perfect, well presented, and which I really liked. The beauty, the colors, the dances, etc … it was perfect."

New York-based Shen Yun portrays China's divinely-bestowed history from 5,000 years afo down to today in Chinese classical dance, music and song.

Gorgeously costumed dancers are choreographed to match digital animated backdrops and a live orchestra playing Western and Chinese composition complemented by acclaimed vocalists, and solo musicians.

Mr. Houtman talked about the depth of the show. "I find the show’s message very profound. When it starts with the person from the past, and the person who descends from heaven to help humanity, … So it was very profound." [The Emperor Ushers in a Glorious Age]

Finally, Mr. Houtman expressed how Shen Yun is not something typically seen in Europe. He said, "I think that the show shows human values very well. It’s very profound—and the human aspect, the aspect of peace."

'Truly perfect, no flaws'

Among audience members was theologian, Greet Heslinga and her husband. (The Epoch Times)
Among audience members was theologian, Greet Heslinga and her husband. (The Epoch Times)
Also among audience members was theologian, Greet Heslinga. She talked about the perfection of the show. "It’s incredible. It’s truly magnificent. The costumes, the colors, the dance. For me, this was my first exposure to Chinese dance. And it was truly perfect, no flaws."

Ms. Heslinga went on to say "It was also very spiritual. The lyrics were projected on the screen, and they are also in the program book. I am curious to read them again." She said she was touched by the lyrics to the solo vocalist numbers "Because I am a theologian. I am interested in spirituality. Yes, yes, that's it. I know this. The Falun Dafa spirituality is behind this."

Mr. Heslinga added, "I am also touched by what I saw. Not only the beauty, but also the depth, the human values, the messages expressed through the dances. I am an economist. I am very interested. I want to read the texts, and still think about it."

Ms. Heslinga concluded by saying "It was professionally done, the spirituality, all this was at a very high level. I will encourage them (her friends) to go." Mr. Heslinga added, "Next year, if we have time, next week, we can take the children and go together."

With reporting by NTDTV.

Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company will perform in Louvain-La Neuve, Belgium, from April 30 to May 11.

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