Shen Yun Is Spreading ‘What the Modern CCP Tried to Destroy’: Boston Family

Dec 31, 2022
Shen Yun Is Spreading ‘What the Modern CCP Tried to Destroy’: Boston Family
The Malamut family enjoyed Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Boch Center Wang Theatre, on Dec. 30, 2022. (Frank Liang/The Epoch Times)

BOSTON—Barbara Malamut, her son Max, and her daughter Kathy had long wanted to see Shen Yun Performing Arts.

“We just didn’t get a chance to,” Mrs. Barbara Malamut explained on Dec. 30, when they finally saw a performance at the Boch Center Wang Theatre—“and it was just—incredible.”
“The dances were awesome and the fact that they make a new, you know, show every year is incredible as well. It could be a new tradition,” said Ms. Kathy Malamut, a physician and a vice president of immunology research and development. 
“The stories were the best part,” said Mr. Max Malamut. “You can really see how much effort each performer brings to the show.”

Mrs. Malamut said that the “level of expertise of the dance, the quality, was just phenomenal.”

Through music and dance, New York-based Shen Yun aims to convey the authentic beauty and goodness of China before communism.
“We loved the stories and the meaning behind the dances. It was really a beautiful performance and it was really meaningful, I would say because I think the messages that came out of the dances: to be compassionate and kind and be truthful,” she said. “I think those were the messages. To be compassionate and truthful and there is a higher power than just humanity.”

“I absolutely agree that it is more than just entertainment. It provides meaning,  … compassion and integrity,” Mrs. Malamut said.

Ms. Malamut appreciated that Shen Yun showed the true story of China.
I thought it was incredible. I do a lot of research on what’s going on in modern-day China and so I am more well-versed in that,” she said. Ms. Malamut explained that she knew it was restrictive in communist China, and that the Cultural Revolution had happened, but she wasn’t aware of what those 5,000 years before communist China were. 
“I knew about the Cultural Revolution but I was not really sure what existed before that. And I think that the fact that this company is going all around the world like spreading what, you know, the modern CCP tried to destroy, I think is incredible. And it’s very very important what they’re doing,” she said. 
Reporting by Frank Liang.
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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