A performing art that has captured the heart of many around the world.
Shen Yun has been performing in the United States for more than 3 months, and even during the situation today, audience members still came to see the show.
“Everything from the colors, the lights and the spirit, the spirit is very positive,” said Nassima Neggaz, a professor who teaches history and religious studies at Oxford University and New College of Florida. “The song was about those who will be saved. And at the end, you see that God in the background and everything is fine.”
“That’s the part we didn’t want to end,” added Rich Chiovitti, who came with Neggaz to see the performance in Venice, Florida. “We were like ‘We have to go?’ Okay, fine, we will go, on our own. But next time we will be here.’”
The audiences said that the values transmitted by the performance bring hope to people, especially during the pandemic.
“I have to say I completely forgot about the virus,” added Neggaz, “I actually had hesitations, I wondered should we go out or not but it actually was very reassuring and …”
“Yet it takes something like this very serious,” added Chiovitti, “But if you worry about things ahead of time you let the fear kind of lead you down the wrong path. It’s best just take it serious and live each moment as best as you can make the right decisions.”
“Where we’re at right now in the world because of this virus that’s going around. It [Shen Yun] makes me feel in a good place,” said Dan Bolen, who is the founder of Executive Recruitment Consulting. “I think it makes me appreciate the real value of the arts and the real value of dancing. And so it makes me feel enthusiastic, positive.”
He added that he saw a universal value coming through the performance, “I think the value of peace, the value of culture, the value of dance, and that how the world should be able to get along and be able to cooperate as one, as a unit.”
“I would say that’s one of the values, is universal peace and how they’ve been able to express through dance and through their culture.”
“To be hopeful,” said Laura Gloschat, who is the owner of a pharmaceutical company. “And even during times like we’re experiencing right now we can remain hopeful, and be there for each other, and help each other.”
Mark Racicot added that by seeing this performance, it gives him a feeling that “there’s a way that we can exist together, there’s a love that transcends any kind of relationship, any kind of problems that there are in the world. We can get past them.”