LONDON—Lawyer Jeremy Broadhurst felt a great sense of peace while watching Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company at The London Coliseum on April 9.
“I enjoyed it immensely. I found it very peaceful. I felt that there was a lot of goodness coming through and a lot of hope,” he said.
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts presents a revival of the 5,000 years of divinely-inspired Chinese culture through classical Chinese dance, music, and songs. Story-based dances present ancient tales of wisdom, loyalty, and compassion from ancient times up to the modern-day.
Two such dances, Our Story and No Regrets, depict the story of a teacher, and a mother and son who practice the spiritual discipline of Falun Gong, which is persecuted in China today.
Both Mr. Broadhurst and his wife, Marissa, an insurance broker, were touched by these dances. “Obviously everyone isn’t free. That’s what I felt,” Mr. Broadhurst said.
Mrs. Broadhurst enjoyed the dancing overall. “I loved the gentleness and yet the power of the dancing,” she said.
She was also impressed by the animated backdrops, which transport the audience to different regions of China and beyond. “I loved the film at the back, the backdrop. That was very clever, really clever, getting different messages through.”
Reporting by Mary Mann and Kat Piper.
Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company will perform at The London Coliseum until April 10 and then in The Hague, Netherlands, at the Lucent Danstheater, on April 12 and 14. For more information, visit ShenYunPerformingArts.org