Both thought the classical Chinese dance and music performance, staged at the Adelaide Festival Theatre was amazing.
“Fantastic, absolutely fantastic,” Mr. Biggs said.
Mr. Biggs said they has lived in Hong Kong and Singapore over a couple of years and seen many festivals but nothing like Shen Yun. He explained that in his experience China did not always do as they say citing Hong Kong as an example.
He was in “Hong Kong at the time of the British handover and China promised democratic elections, but that hasn’t happened and the world’s media has gone very quiet.”
He was also concerned the people living in China today do not have the freedom of expression, freedom of belief.
“There isn’t a lot of freedom going on in China now … the guys dressed in black and what they’re doing—putting down any free expression,” Mr. Biggs said.
“I think that that’s going to have more meaning, more impact, more people will notice.”
On hearing that Shen Yun is not allowed to perform in China Mr. Biggs said, “how sad it is that this is culturally important to China, yet isn’t being performed in China.”
Mrs. Biggs thought it sadder still that China’s divinely inspired authentic history is denied to the Chinese people in the country where it came from, where it all started.
“You have to bring it everywhere else in order for people in the world to understand what’s happening in China.”
On a different note, Mrs. Biggs thought the “tenor was fabulous, absolutely … I could listen to him all evening. He’s really, really, good, it was lovely.”
Mr. Biggs said the fusion of Western instruments, along with traditional Chinese instruments worked extremely well.
Reporting by Mary Yuan and Raiatea Tahana-Reese
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit Shen Yun Performing Arts.
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