Denmark Audiences Impressed and Dazzled by Shen Yun

April 23, 2024

Shen Yun Performing Arts graced the stages in Odense and Aarhus, Denmark, from April 4–9. Audience members marveled at the company’s artistry—and said they valued the opportunity to experience ancient Chinese culture.

“Fantastic show, and I like this interaction between what’s going on on the screen and what’s taking place on the stage. And how they jump in and out, the picture is fabulous. I don’t think I’ve even seen anything like it. And of course, it gives a unique chance to see and experience Chinese culture in all its variety and fantastic ways,” said Søren Espersen, a senior member of parliament and the chairman of the church committee of the Danish parliament.

“You see all the different dancers really in sync, synchronized, and there’s a lot of discipline. There’s a lot of acrobatics, the little details are always just right. It’s really great, it’s a great pleasure to watch it,” said Jan Abildgaard Pedersen, the founder and CEO of Jan Abildgaard Pedersen Consult.

“So beautiful and rich and colorful, and I have been sitting there crying because I thought it was so impressive. They can tell so much with their dance, with facial expressions and everything, it’s impressive,” said Helena Willer, the owner of Restaurant Neptun.

“I thought it was quite exciting. I think it is really cool to see some Chinese culture. I loved the colors, I thought the costumes were really good,” said Miriam Elley, a dance teacher.

Shen Yun’s mission is to revive 5,000 years of traditional Chinese civilization and values from before communism, and showcase them through classical Chinese dance and music.

“A lot of the issues that we face nowadays come down to some of the same problems that they tackled thousands of years ago, and they found ways to combat those issues back in the day with spirituality and other tools that we could probably still learn from today,” said Louie Nesta, a graphic designer at BOCCA.

Kresten Gaub, a citizen adviser of the municipality of the Roskilde Kommune, could find himself in the values that Shen Yun presented on stage.

“I like the message of love and respect for the old virtues, decency, and humanity. It’s an eternal message.”

“It’s all about respect and getting to know your own roots,” said Ms. Willer.

Anders Storgaard, a regional councilor, said he was impressed and deeply moved by Shen Yun’s performance.

“I thought it was fantastic. It was a really exciting insight into Chinese culture. I also thought it was very moving, especially the show about the violent suppression that you experience in China when you believe in something other than the communist party.”

Shen Yun brings an all-new program to audiences every year, and currently has 8 companies touring the globe simultaneously.

“I would definitely recommend this show to all Danes, and to the whole world, because it shows the pure, natural Chinese tradition,” said Mr. Pedersen.

“Thank you so much for coming here. Thank you so much for giving this great show and continue your great work. You are all very beautiful and talented dancers,” said Aurelija Norkunaite, a graphic and UX designer at Freeway ApS.

Shen Yun’s 2024 world tour will continue through May.

NTD News, Denmark