TAIPEI, Taiwan—Dr. William Gao, who has run businesses in China for many years, and the former president of the William Industrial Company and chairman of the Victims of Investment in China Association (VICA), attended Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company’s final 2012 performance in Taipei on the evening of March 25.
Dr. Gao was full of praise for the New York-based performing arts company that has as its mission the revival of China’s 5,000-year divinely inspired culture. “The music, the dances, and the vocalists’ performances were so beautiful, and the synchronization of programs was impeccable. It’s indeed a celebration of beauty!”
He emphasized, “This kind of program doesn’t exist in [mainland] China. The Chinese people, if possible, should take a look at it. They would be very surprised to see a Shen Yun performance.”
Dr. Gao said that he watches Shen Yun every year, and its programs are different and impeccable each time. “It’s great. I sincerely thank Shen Yun for providing us with such fascinating programs.”
He appreciated the artists’ tremendous efforts that they put into the performance. He said, “Every movement was so perfect! It’s really great that Shen Yun Performing Arts can tour Europe, America, and other places to enhance people’s understanding of traditional Chinese culture.”
William Gao stressed that one could not see such a performance in mainland China, and that, through his experience, China is a very materialistic society in which all things are evaluated based on money. He sincerely hoped that all Chinese people could take a look at this authentic Chinese cultural performance.
Mr. Gao said that Beijing Mayor Jinlong Guo led a 500-people delegation to visit Taiwan in February as part of “Beijing Culture Week.” In addition to the Beijing officials, hundreds of performers of the arts and culture were also included in the delegation. Unfortunately, they hadn’t heard of any good feedback.
Dr. Gao also mentioned a recent delegation to Taiwan from Fujian Province to meet with Taiwanese business leaders. “I wonder what the members of the Fujian delegation would think if they saw the Shen Yun performance. Perhaps they would feel ashamed knowing that such a wonderful performance is aimed to revive the traditional Chinese culture that has been destroyed by the Chinese communist regime,” he said.
Miss Zhou, who had accompanied Dr. Gao to the Shen Yun performance, came to Taiwan from China 16 years ago and was seeing Shen Yun for the first time. She said, “I really enjoy seeing the large-scale Chinese dancing performance. I was very touched and overwhelmed! The Chinese dances, such as the Lotus Leaves and Sleeves of Silk are the heritage of the 5,000-year-old Chinese culture. All the programs were amazing!”
She added, “The backdrops, dancers and vocalists, all the performances were very fabulous. For example, the song What Is the Meaning of Life sung by soprano Chianing Hsu was deeply touching. The overall performance of Shen Yun was remarkable and it moved my heart very much!”
Reporting by Yuan Chung & Joseph Wu.
Shen Yun Performing Arts, based in New York, tours the world on a mission to revive traditional Chinese culture. Shen Yun Performing Arts New York Company will perform in seven cities in Taiwan until April 8 and then continue to top venues in Australia and New Zealand.
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