Beauty and Goodness, Triumph of Good over Evil: Shen Yun Performance

Jeremy Sandberg
By Jeremy Sandberg
February 5, 2019Shen Yun

DAYTON, Ohio—Shen Yun Performing Arts was sold out during its last two days at Schuster Performing Arts Center in Dayton, Ohio, on Jan. 30. Audience members felt a common theme of good versus evil, and that good would always triumph.

“The idea that there’s good and evil, and that we can’t defeat evil by ourselves,” said Douglas Oaks, President & CEO of Combi USA. “I think that was one thing I took away, and that there’s always a search for beauty and goodness.”

The messages conveyed were interpreted as being spiritual in nature and beautifully portrayed.

“I think the idea was that we are all spiritual beings, and that we’re striving to be in a better world,” said Oaks.

Fantastic Music and Dance

Douglas and his wife, Barbara Oaks, both appreciated the different aspects of the performance.

“It was fantastic we really enjoyed it, it was a great performance, there were great entertainers, the dancing and the music were fantastic,” said Douglas.

“The colors, the orchestra,” said Barbara. ”

“The costumes, it was fabulous,” said Douglas. “It was a great time.”

‘Good Over Evil’

Wendy Deichmann, Professor of History and Theology at United Theological Seminary was impressed by the overall theme and depth.

“Beauty and goodness, and triumph of good over evil that really came through,” said Deichmann. “The message behind it all, and I was glad to learn about this coming from the culture that is so ancient.”

“Well there’s good and there’s evil, and it’s, hopefully that good predominates,” said Neil Klopping, retired Medical Technologist.

“I liked that very much,” said Deichmann. “It’s an interpretation to me coming from a Christian perspective, it feels like the holy spirit, and the presence of God, and beings that we can only imagine you know. But you know, I know, that all this is real and this is… it was portrayed so beautifully.”

Depth of Culture

The overall experience of Shen Yun was well received by the audience.

“You could feel the depth of the cultural experience, and the history behind it was really impressive to me,” said Deichmann.

“I hope lots of people get to enjoy this, and be inspired by it,” she said.

Audience members said the performance imparted a positive message and would highly recommend it to others.

“I would just encourage them to come and see it. I think it’s a great opportunity, it’s great entertainment, it’s a good message,” said Oaks.

NTD News, Dayton, Ohio

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