Detroit Audience Applauds Shen Yun for Reviving Traditional Chinese Culture

May 10, 2023

Shen Yun Performing Arts concluded five performances in Michigan’s Detroit Opera House from May 4 to 7. Audience members applauded the New York-based group.

Matthew Baker, owner of financial consulting firm MBA Financial Life Counselors, watched Shen Yun with his wife. “The show was phenomenal. It was visually stunning,” he said.

Colleen Kilpatrick, author and owner of Colleen & Company, enjoyed Shen Yun. “I found it absolutely captivating, mesmerizing, enchanting really,” she said.

Michigan state Representative Dale Zorn issued a special tribute to Shen Yun for their performance. “The performance was beautiful. The music was just astounding. The costumes are beautiful with color and there’s so much energy,” he said.

Shen Yun features soloists and a live orchestra combining Western and Chinese instruments.

Rep. Zorn said: “wonderful voice. We enjoyed the singing. Both performers were wonderful.”

Kilpatrick said: “the song, the music is absolutely ethereal. It’s beautiful that the music just brings all of it to life.”

Shen Yun’s classical Chinese dance tells stories from the 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture. Theatergoers appreciate the spiritual themes.

Norman Rosen, counsel at McKeen & Associates, said: “You can feel the spirituality from the performers. It just emanates through the entire performance. It’s a beautiful thing to see.”

Baker said: “the messages were perfect because it’s universal for everybody. And a lot of changes have been made in the last few years. And we need to band together. And this is the type of show that does that. It’s wonderful.”

Shen Yun touches on the persecution of spiritual beliefs taking place in modern-day China.

Rep. Zorn said: “the history of the prosecutions in China is something that is still ongoing, and is part of history. And that history has to be known to the new generation, to the young generation. So we don’t make those same mistakes twice.”

Bob Roshek, owner of Robert A. Roshek & Associates, said: “I think for the soul of the people to get back to the roots, to their culture, to get away from oppression, I think that would be wonderful.”

Audiences applauded Shen Yun for reviving authentic Chinese culture.

Rep. Zorn said: “the culture that is being presented is something that probably is beginning to be a lost culture. And this world is made up of many different cultures that we should come to know and come to respect. And this is certainly one that our children, our younger generation should hear, because it certainly will help them in life.”

Kilpatrick said: “it’s a must-see, absolute must-see. It’s so memorable, so touching.”

Baker said: “it was very well done. We’d like to come again, because it was that good.”

NTD News, Detroit, Michigan