Eight of the nine performances in Berlin at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Potsdamer Platz were sold out from March 15 to 23.
Axel Retz, a well-known journalist, was astounded that Shen Yun not only touched historical times, but also brought the audience back to the present.
“That was fantastic. You can really tell that they believe in what they’re doing, and that they’re not just playing roles,” said Retz. “It just lifts you up. It’s something that carries you away, that sometimes brings you to tears, I have to say. Because it simply touches you inside. But in terms of the lyrics, it’s precisely what I would say. And also this finale, where everything falls apart and the good people are saved—that is exactly what I believe.”
“Wonderful, wonderful. It’s a delight. Very professional—wonderful,” said Actor Jürgen Hilbrecht. That’s something I have a lot of respect for.”
“This is the fourth time now that I’ve been to see Shen Yun,” said Writer Heiko Schrang. “In terms of spirit, I think this was the best show of the four I’ve seen to date. In fact, you could really see at the end when the audience gave a standing ovation that the performers had really managed to captivate the people.”
“The quality of Shen Yun was absolutely top class in every respect,” said Reinhard Rath, a law firm partner. “Absolute tops, with this difficult combination of sequences in motion and simultaneous harmony of colors and tones … and another thing that impressed me was the setting—the use of the screen, the backdrop was ingenious. So all is can say is congratulations—well done.”
“That it’s worth it to live for the values of humanity. Freedom, for example, for goodness, compassion … for so many things that have been lost, but that have been lost here in the West, in particular,” said Helmut Sendlmeier, former CEO of McCann. “It’s so important to touch the soul once again, and perhaps also to revive the things that slumber within us all.”
NTD News, Berlin