Dr. Logan Schneider, a clinical instructor at Stanford University, and a chair at the American Academy of Neurology, experienced Shen Yun Performing Arts at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco on Jan. 1.
“I thought it was great, it touched on many different aspects from paintings and that art form, as to women and their cultural involvement or their involvement in culture in society,” said Logan Schneider, MD, Clinical Instructor at Stanford University. “It was amazing that you can encapsulate or try an encapsulate those 5,000 years of culture from way in back in history all the way up to modern times and I love the most recent one, the last one where the kids were playing on their cell phones. It was a great way to show the longitudinal history. I’m sure that each year there have something new and amazing to talk about because there is so much history in China.”
According to its website, the company has a mission to revive traditional Chinese culture. However, this performance is not allowed inside China. Sari Ditlevsen, a court reporter who started her own firm, said she was moved by the commitment of the artists not just to their craft, but to the culture.
“The attire that they’re wearing to show us about their culture,” said Sari Ditlevsen, a certified shorthand reporter and owner for Sari Ditlevsen & Associates. “It’s a culture that the Lord our God made. And I think it will only benefit the Chinese. They bring a lot to us. I was surprised that this cannot be shown in China, I was surprised for them happily to talk about spirituality. There are so many things that the culture adds to us.”
“It was amazing. It was really, really impressive. I mean, the colors, the techniques, the music, the feelings that you feel, everything was really impressive,” said Danielle Libine, a chief encouragement officer at Deelee Consulting. “For me, it’s more the fact that the common humanity in there was really what touched me the most.”
“Oh my goodness, knowing that it’s meant to praise, you know the divine, Yes, I believe that is what heaven will look like, so beautiful, so elegant, so graceful, and the colors are heavenly,” said Yukari Takata Schneider, CEO and Co-Founder at Roovillage. “You don’t see it often combined in nature and that they took it and put it together so beautifully in a way that made sense just told you something special. Art definitely connects you to the divine.”
NTD News, San Francisco, California