‘The dancers make it look so easy’

“It is really impressive to see the different types of dance. [The dancers] make it look so easy.”

“It is interesting to hear from the MCs that a lot of it seems to come from gymnastics and other acrobatics but it is actually traditional Chinese dance, which is the foundation of those types of athletic [movements].”

“They do a very good job of the dance and telling the story behind it—what is currently happening and also relating to the past. It makes you reflect back on what is happening elsewhere and not just your own life.”

“The songs were very positive. They had positive messages behind them. … Money doesn’t bring happiness necessarily and you need to look at yourself to be fulfilled.”

“It is an easy message to get lost because there are so many things happening day to day that you forget the foundation. … A lot of people focus on material things now instead of being happy with themselves and their surroundings.”

Emily Chen, purchaser for hospitals
Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Canada
Shen Yun World Company
January 19, 2017