Shen Yun Is a Great Experience to Share With Family

Feb 21, 2024
Shen Yun Is a Great Experience to Share With Family
Constance Morgan and her grandson Nathan at Shen Yun Performing Arts at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, New York, on Feb. 20, 2024. (NTD)

ALBANY, N.Y.—Experiencing Shen Yun Performing Arts with family is a very rewarding experience. Constance Morgan and her grandson, Nathan, found warmth and hope in Shen Yun.

“It’s a message of love, kindness, and respecting our humanity when we stumble, you know? It’s all going to be OK,” said Ms. Morgan, a physical therapist.

Ms. Morgan has seen Shen Yun before and wanted her grandson to also witness the splendor of China’s 5,000 years of culture.

“It’s beautiful. It’s just beautiful. The stories and the integrity—it’s gorgeous,” she said.

Nathan found that Shen Yun’s music resonated with him. The orchestra harmoniously blends the instruments of the East and West.

“I think it was really good. I love the music. Amazing,” he said.

Shen Yun is based in New York, and its orchestra features traditional Chinese instruments like the pipa and erhu as well as a range of percussion instruments.

“I learned more about my culture, and I just learned that music could be so different and make you feel wonderful,” said Nathan.

Ms. Morgan agreed that Shen Yun’s music is a wonderful experience.

“It’s just outstanding—takes your breath away. It was fun watching him enjoy it and bring out the musical part of my grandson, too,” she said.

One particular instrument, the erhu, has a moment to shine on stage. The erhu only has two strings, yet its expressive ability is endless.

“[The erhu was] extraordinary. The depth of voice and the beauty of her instrument were just beyond what you think you could do. It just fills your heart,” said Ms. Morgan.

Shen Yun demonstrates the strong ties that China once had with the divine. Before communism, China’s dynasties sought guidance from Buddhism, Taoism, and other schools of thought, such as the teachings of Confucius.

Ms. Morgan shared that in Shen Yun she saw “a respect for the divine and respect for each other.”

She added that she loved the humor in the performance as well.

Shen Yun puts on an all-new production each season, and the artists rehearse every detail in order to present the best to the audience.

“I want to thank them for their dedication and their devotion,” said Ms. Morgan.

Reporting by NTD and Maria Han.
The Epoch Times is a proud sponsor of Shen Yun Performing Arts. We have covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.
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