Utah Officials Welcome Shen Yun With Honors

December 29, 2015

Shen Yun Performing Arts will bring 5,000 years of Chinese civilization to Salt Lake City for three performance on Dec. 29 and Dec. 30 at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre.

Every year as New York-based Shen Yun’s new season is announced, officials from city, state, and federal levels issue proclamations, days of honor, and welcome letters to the performing arts company.

“It is my pleasure to have such fantastic performers showcase their talent here in Utah,” writes Salt Lake City Mayor Ben McAdams.

“I also commend your efforts to maintain the authenticity of traditions learned from your ancestors; traditions that still amaze audiences around the world. Shen Yun has become the number one live performance sensation worldwide and has delighted, dazzled and inspired thousands in over 100 cities across five continents. This celebration of traditional Chinese culture will certainly bring added joy, beauty, and grace to the lives of many Utahns.”

Murray City Mayor David Ted Eyre writes: “We are excited to witness what cannot be seen in China today, where traditional culture has been nearly lost with the past 60 years of rule.”

Read the rest of the letters below:

Welcome Letter From Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert



Letter From Senator Brian Shiozawa

Senator Jani Iwamoto. (Courtesy of Senator Jani Iwamoto)
Senator Jani Iwamoto. (Courtesy of Senator Jani Iwamoto)

Utah Senate Jani Iwamoto




Senator Todd Weiler. (Courtesy of Senator Todd Weiler)


Letter From Senator Todd Weiler

Letter From Mayor of Murray – David Ted Eyre

Proclamation Letter From SLC Mayor Ralph Becker


Letter From Salt Lake County Mayor – Ben McAdams