Shen Yun Makes ‘a Strong, Lasting Impact’

February 8, 2017

“I’m from Orlando, Florida. I came over here to see this spectacular event because all of the tickets were sold out in Orlando at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, so I said, ‘I don’t want to miss it. I don’t want to wait for another year.’”


“The movements, the choreography, the scenes and the backdrop—everything came together, unifying all of the elements of action, [the] visual, music together to create a strong, lasting impact.”


“[The message I perceived is] that life is impermanent, … that we need to put our values in perspective. … And heaven is a good place. We can have different words to express that beautiful, good place when we no longer exist here. We go to a very rewarding, comforting, beautiful place, but we must prepare.”


“I was focused. I was engaged in their movements. There was a particular scene where the whole audience became very emotional with the flowers [the dance ‘Yellow Blossoms’] and the way they coordinated the movement of the whole group. The audience got very emotional and applauded, and I thought that was wonderful. Also the drumming—the drummers from Tibet [‘Tibetan Drums’]. The audience also got very emotional. And there were the sad stories and the happy stories.”

Carol Ann Burnette, real estate broker
Lakeland, United States
Shen Yun International Company
February 7, 2017