Theatergoer Identifies with Traditional Chinese Culture: ‘It’s part of me’

“Here the heaven is a hope for a better world. And what you can do on this earth, and hope that you can make it to that world. …it was so spiritual.”
 

“I thought the orchestra was so good you barely knew it was there; it was another dimension of entertainment.” 
 

“The costumes were breathtaking. I mean each one was totally different.”
 

“The universal message is that we’re all spiritual, and that through generations and generations and generations, there is something that links us.” 
 

“I would definitely like to come back, and now I feel I’m part of the [Chinese] culture; it’s part of me. I’ve got to come back.”

Devin Eshelman, assistant at travel theater tour company
California Center for the Arts , Escondido, United States
Shen Yun New York Company
January 21, 2017