Canadian Radio Host Mesmerized by Shen Yun’s Artistry

April 4, 2024

Shen Yun Performing Arts gave theatergoers in Mississauga, Canada, a glimpse into China’s 5,000 years of traditional culture, taking the stage at the Living Arts Centre from March 22 through 26. Audience members were left in amazement at Shen Yun’s artistry.

Roy Green, radio host of the Roy Green Show and National Gold Ribbon Winner of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, was incredibly impressed by Shen Yun’s performance.

“It’s so athletic and it’s artistic simultaneously and there’s so much going on at the same time, and it just catches your attention. I never lost interest, I never stopped looking at the stage and absolutely admiring the performers. It was outstanding.”

“They’re heartwarming, they’re pure, they’re natural, they’re historic. And it’s beautiful stories and beautiful colors and vibrancy, it’s just beautiful,” said Cindy Wennerstrom-Wroblewski, who is the owner, consultant, and investor at Oro Properties Inc.

“It was tranquil, soothing. If I had to use one word to sum up the show, it’s beautiful,” said Rossana Tassone, a doctor.

Shen Yun’s performance features a live orchestra that combines both classical Chinese and Western instruments. Audience members said the music touched them.

“The two-stringed instrument, when we had the solo, I had no idea music so incredibly beautiful could come from two strings,” said Mr. Green. “It touches you. I couldn’t take my eyes off the instrument and I couldn’t stop listening. I would’ve been happy if it had gone on for another 20 minutes. It was truly, truly … It was mesmerizing.”

“The heartbreak of some of the music, the joy, the feeling of hope for the future. And you can feel in those compositions where it came from, from the musician, the composer that wrote it,” said Kristine Kane, the chair at South Side Shuffle. “It touches my soul, it definitely touches my soul. Very, very much.”

Theatergoers expressed appreciation for Shen Yun’s efforts. Many of them also pointed to a deeper message highlighted on stage.

“I think as a human being, we need to be continuously getting trained on morality. So that’s something which I would say was great to see,” said Deepak Anand, a member of the provincial parliament from Mississauga-Malton.

“The message that I got from the second half was about devotion, love, belief, and kindness and tolerance. The music spoke it, the performers spoke of it,” said Ms. Kane.

For Ms. Wennerstrom-Wroblewski, she said there were important lessons from the performance that she will be taking home with her.

“Each one of us is going to take a little piece of tonight and go home and it’s going to resonate with us, and we’re going to learn from it,” she said.

“My listeners across Canada, they really should enjoy it, go enjoy it. They’ll come away very positively with what they see and what they hear,” said Mr. Green.

Councilor Brad Butt of Mississauga from Ward 11, could not wait to have Shen Yun back in town again after having enjoyed the performance immensely.

“To see Shen Yun come back every year. The wonderful performances, the cultural experience. Right here in the Mississauga Living Arts Centre. So please keep coming back, we’d love to have you here,” he said.

Shen Yun is currently performing at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, Canada, until April 7.

NTD News, Mississauga, Canada