Shen Yun ‘Speaks To My Heart,’ Says Pastor

“It was amazing. Absolutely beautiful; a wonderful thing to see.” 
 

“It was very interesting to see the spiritual aspect of the show. … There were certainly aspects of the spirituality here that connects to my own as a Christian, for sure, differences as well, contrasts, but interesting to compare.” 
 

“It’s a very powerful story. It speaks to my heart very much so. … They get to the core of who we are as human beings. That’s universal for us.”
 

“[I particularly enjoyed] the drummers (“Tibetan Drums” dance). … The curved drumsticks; that was fascinating. That was just really fascinating. I’ve never seen anything like that before. 
 

“And also the contemporary pieces [about] the resistance to oppression — very moving for me. The first piece with the orphan (“A Child’s Choice” dance). … I was in tears.”
 

“[It was] deeply significant to me. I think that there’s a spiritual component in the struggles that we face in the world, and our belief in a Creator. There’s an overtone in some of the stories that the divine intervenes on behalf of righteousness. That’s a belief I think we need to hold to.”

Kent Leydens, pastor
Long Beach, United States
Shen Yun International Company
April 21, 2017