Shen Yun Wakes Up a Lost Memory and Opens Our Hearts

“[Shen Yun] is a beautifully, creatively choreographed program with a beautiful, spiritual understanding of virtue. … I am glad that [the artists] are doing it because they are still capturing the real love of the Chinese culture.”

“[With truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance,] we would look for the good in others. … It would be a much more peaceful, calm, and less anxiety-ridden world. It would get down to loving each other. Wars wouldn’t be available to us anymore. It wouldn’t be in our mind and our heart.”

“[The orchestra members] are beautiful. They have the Western and the Eastern combination, which really resides in each one of us. So when you put that together, you remember something. There is a remembrance of calmness, of beautiful artistry with the music. … It is inspiring. … It opens your heart if you are willing to open it.”

“I felt gratitude, and I was very, very appreciative of the dancers … and of this company, protecting this [cultural heritage] because it is something we need in this world. … The movement and the music … gets into our DNA. … I cannot explain it.”

“[Shen Yun] makes me feel that … there is redemption in life. If we look back in history, they have something to tell us, and we have to remember that, to carry it forward.”

“It is a remembrance. It is like waking us up: Do you remember this? Do you remember these stories? And we can all cherish that golden truth through all religions, through all cultures, that we are here to love one another.”

Diane Karschnick, retired supervisor of flight attendants
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Orlando, United States
Shen Yun North America Company
March 28, 2018