SÃO PAULO—Osmar and Sandra Zogbi were happy to see the traditional culture of ancient China live on through a group in New York, even though it is not freely expressed in communist China today. After attending Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Teatro Bradesco on the evening of March 17, the Zogbis shared their appreciation.
“Today, we as humans, we are needing much more of that, to be human. Where is humanism? Humanism is lacking for human beings,” said Mr. Zogbi, businessman and one of Brazil’s most prominent investors. “[Shen Yun] makes us remember the emotion, the joy, the sadness—I like it a lot.”
New York-based Shen Yun is the world’s premier classical Chinese dance company, and has a mission to share with the world 5,000 years of Chinese civilization.
In the performance were three words highlighted: truth, compassion, and tolerance, which Mr. Zogbi said was much needed.
“I think the world really needs that. We don’t have in any world without this three,” he said.
Mr. Zogbi added that the performance was full of beauty, and he enjoyed the fact that, being based in New York, they were free to travel the world and show that “beauty to everyone.”
Mrs. Zogbi, a psychologist, thoroughly enjoyed the beauty as well.
“I am enchanted with history, tradition, and their strength in showing the world their struggle through art, culture for the world,” she said.
Reporting by Mary Mann.
The Epoch Times is a proud sponsor of Shen Yun Performing Arts. We have covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.