Shen Yun Performing Arts is enthralling audiences in the Netherlands. The group performed in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam last week.
Dance school owner Elma Kerklingh said: “Beautiful show. I enjoyed it and I will go home with happiness.”
Curator Greet Vanmerrienboer said: “Breathtakingly beautiful. Very impressive and just a wonderful performance.”
Company director Ad Van Rijen said: “Enormously inspiring, especially at the beginning when they came from heaven to earth. And the synchronization of the dancers is just incredibly beautiful.”
Medical specialist Paul Yff said: “The combination of the aesthetics, from the wonderful story of the ancient past to what’s happening right now. Plus they are so passionate, with professional dance techniques and feeling. It’s really fantastic.”
Construction Bureau director Ton Langbroek said: “The gracefulness, and even from the men. And the flexibility of the dancers. My compliments.”
Shen Yun is based in New York. It was founded by Chinese classical dancers and musicians dedicated to reviving China’s 5,000-year-old divinely inspired culture.
Neurosurgeon Ferry Van Nie said: “I think it’s stunningly beautiful, well-executed, and the perfection was really impressive.”
Noemi Van Nie said: “The music was also very special, as were the soloists in between. It was a very special experience to be introduced to that authentic Chinese musical instrument with two strings. What a sound it produces. I find it really very special. It’s an experience that I have never had in my life, so this is a new experience–very beautiful.”
Audience members also said there is an intangible aspect of the performance.
Finance director Adriaan Weterings said: “I find the stories especially extraordinary, and that they are all universal. You can actually see them back in all cultures, and I can see them expressed here, and I think that is beautiful.”
Ad Van Rijen said: “What especially caught my attention is that we are all deeply divine and that we are all fighting the battle on earth. We are all deeply seeking happiness on earth and we have a tremendous connection with each other and with the universe. And [Shen Yun] makes this connection visible through their dance, as both individuals and collectively with each other.”
Interventional cardiologist Rutger van Bommel said: “Part of the message they obviously want to bring is: Where do we stand with each other now in life, and don’t we lose sight of each other too much? It’s sometimes about the small, beautiful things that you have with each other.”
Noemi Van Nie said: “I think this would be very important for young people to see: the nobility, humility, but also the strength and the spirituality. To me, that should be more present in our daily lives.”
Ad Van Rijen said: “Go and see it. I can’t ever express in words what I have experienced today. You can only experience it for yourself.”
Shen Yun has shows in two different cities in the Netherlands this year, performing for eight full houses before heading to Spain.
NTD News, Rotterdam, Netherlands