Audience Members Impressed by Shen Yun’s Portrayal of Chinese Culture

March 7, 2019

Audience members attended the second performance of Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Théâtre Le Colisée de Roubaix, in France, on Feb. 22. They appreciated the richness of the traditional Chinese culture that the New York-based company presented on stage.

“It is beauty and perfection,” said Marie Pontac, a company owner. “Beauty because the beauty of the costumes, the choreography is magnificent, and I really advise all the people who have not seen Shen Yun already to really go see this show, it was, it is magnificent, really magnificent.”

“Very colorful, very funny, lots of movement and the idea of the 3D mechanisms behind it, is really, really nice too,” said Laurent Vanhove, a director and general secretariat of Ville de Saint Grégoire. “Very light women, all fairy-like. You think they are floating because you can’t see their feet, they are so flexible, delicate. Delicate, really, comes to mind. Fabulous men too, full of flexibility, of strength as well. Really, I’m still full of this. It’s a lot of happiness actually, we’ve received a lot of energy tonight.

As the program explains, Shen Yun artists believe in cultivating both the mind and body. Art was traditionally meant to uplift and inspire, and the performers aim to do so with every note and every gesture on stage.

“It’s the whole thing,” said Capucine Degand, director of France Télécom. “I’ve never seen that before. So, there’s no comparison with what I saw today. It glows, we feel that it comes from far away, that it comes from the heart, from deep inside. So, all these millennia, it’s ancestral, so it’s necessarily beautiful.”

“I found that it was very, very good, really, with a beautiful message, there is more than the Chinese culture in there,” said Marie-Pierre Dognin, a former clinic owner. “It is really the source of life and the return to divinity, that we miss so much. So, it’s very nice to see that there are still people who bring this Chinese culture to everyone, it’s very, very good.”

NTD News, Roubaix, France