Danish Audience Applauds Shen Yun’s Revival of Tradition

March 20, 2023

On March 7, New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts presented a spectacle of color, art, and culture to the Danish city of Aarhus.

Jan Bjørnsholm Jessen is a city planning engineer. He exclaimed: “those colors, those strong colors there, and the performance itself was absolutely fantastic! I didn’t expect the movement and the life that was throughout the whole piece.”

Managing Director Poul-Henrik Brandt was also impressed. “They’re doing magic tricks all the time. I think it’s very nicely done. So I think the dancing is beautiful and their skills are tremendous.”

Featuring classical Chinese dance and live orchestral music, Shen Yun aims to revive on stage the 5,000 years of Chinese civilization that predate communist rule.

“There was theater, and then it alternated with singers and various musical instruments and such, I thought that was something absolutely fantastic.” Mr. Jessen weighed in.

Mr. Brandt added: “We saw the most wonderful dancers and the most beautiful colors, which is a very important part of the Chinese tradition. We enjoyed the music and their tremendous way of working together as well. So it’s a great, great experience for us.”

“It gives me the impression of history. China has a rich history, obviously. And it really showcases the dances, especially the flowiness, like everything is a balance,” said Andrew Chow, a partner manager from Hong Kong.

Audience members spoke about a sense of love and tradition that flowed through the performance.

“It’s definitely [good] to the world to see how was the old China … and also a little bit about the political system today. We can learn a lot from that through this performance here,” Mr. Jessen said.

Mr. Chow said its important “to spread this to the next generation so it doesn’t die out … all of these traditions must be kept within each family household, right?”

Shen Yun will travel to Sweden, Belgium, and Italy for the remainder of March, as well as to various cities across the United States.

NTD News, Aarhus, Denmark