“I think it's magnificent,” said Mr. Robbins. “It's magnificent to see another part of Chinese culture that a lot of people don't get to see."
Mr. Robbins said it was fascinating to learn through the performance that many tumbling techniques used in gymnastics come from classical Chinese dance.
'Absolutely Beautiful'Shen Yun’s music is performed by a live orchestra that combines traditional Chinese and Western instruments. Mr. Robbins said that “the music is gorgeous. It's very moving, and quite dramatic, and quite powerful.”
According to Shen Yun’s website, traditional Chinese culture was destroyed when the Chinese Communist Party took power. Mr. Robbins said that although “it's sad to see when culture in any part of the world gets squashed,” Shen Yun’s mission to revive Chinese culture “is beautiful because it's keeping it alive, and it's sharing it with the world.”
“Everything changes with time, as we all know. So I think by keeping things alive and seeing the beauty of this, I think it makes sure that the culture continues. I think that's absolutely beautiful.”
“The truth will set you free, as has been said many times.”
Mr. Robbins, an Epoch Times subscriber, also praised the publication in his comments. "Knowing the truth and having something like Epoch Times that brings it forth to people I think is fantastic, and I subscribe."
“When people are holed up at home, and they don't know what the future is like, it's nice to have a perspective of 5,000 years of dance and music to change your perspective and give you a different frame of reference,” said Mr. Robbins.