Theatergoer Admires Traditional Values in Shen Yun

“It was beautiful. We have seen nothing like it before. It’s outstanding.”

“The visuals, the dance forms, the background, the artists, the costumes, the bright colors— everything about it. It’s amazing.”

“It’s very spiritual … and just to see all the traditional Chinese dance forms [classical Chinese dance, ethnic dance, and folk dance]. We have never been exposed to it before.”

“[The traditional values depicted in the performance]—it’s devotion and hard work, [and] having your faith, practicing your religion—you can see it all in all the stories.”

“[In the piece “Unprecedented Crime,” a story-based dance about a couple torn apart by the persecution of Falun Gong in China], I like the fact that they were still together even after all of this. Their love remained truthful and long-lasting. And just to have Buddha come in and bless him with eyesight again [after he was blinded by persecution] … the whole piece was very touching.”

Vikrant Berde, supply chain manager
Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Canada
Shen Yun Touring Company
January 21, 2018