Shen Yun, 'It's a Show That Has a Soul,' Says Catherine Taittinger

May 01, 2023
Shen Yun, 'It's a Show That Has a Soul,' Says Catherine Taittinger
Catherine Taittinger, widow of the president of the eponymous champagne brand and former president of the Society for the Protection of Children in Reims, attended Shen Yun, in Paris, on April 27, 2023. (NTD)

PARIS, France—Catherine Taittinger, née de Suarez d'Aulan, is considered champagne royalty: her family owned the champagne house Piper-Heidsieck for decades, and her late husband Claude Taittinger was the president of the famous champagne house of the same name.

Mrs. Taittinger, who used to be in charge of structures for young children in Reims, attended Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Palais des Congrès on April 27, 2023.

The performance "is absolutely breathtaking, it is remarkable, in all aspects of the term! That is, the choreography, the quality of the images, the near perfection in all the movements."

Mrs. Taittinger really enjoyed the "high level" of artistry of the dancers. "It reaches perfection. There’s such a remarkable synchronicity in the movements. And then the costumes, the colors are magnificent."

The spirituality in the show is, according to Mrs. Taittinger, associated with a "quality of vision," "very moving, very touching."

"I think it's a remarkable show," she said enthusiastically.

Shen Yun means “the beauty of divine dancing beings,” paying tribute to the Chinese tradition. This connection to the divine is very important to the former president of the Society for the Protection of Children in Reims.

"Well, it carries me! Through this show, you are able to reach the soul. It is a show that has a soul," said Mrs. Taittinger.

She also praised the emcees, who introduce each new dance or song in its historical or cultural context.

"I think what's important is what was said by the hosts throughout the performance ... Because otherwise, you would probably only see a show, without the voice and without the commentary, you wouldn't have seen the spiritual aspect in the same way."

Mrs. Taittinger believes that Shen Yun is "an evolution, which will bring more benevolence, more understanding, more exchange!"

Reporting by NTD and Sarita Modmesaïb.

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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