Shen Yun performed for the first time in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. Officials and personalities did not want to miss the debut.
Mr. Carlos Veitía, director of the Eduardo Brito National Theater, personally welcomed Shen Yun on Feb. 2.
“It seems to me that it’s a bright moment in my management of the theater because it’s a dance company, it’s a company that believes in virtues, in discipline, in raising the human spirit that all countries, all cultures, have to watch over,” he said.
Mrs. Carmen Heredia, former director of the theater and former Minister of Culture of the country, was also present. She commented that she was impressed by the orchestra and the quality of the dancers, but above all, by the teamwork shown by the company.
“The folkloric part was very beautiful, and above all the classical part, the classical dance of both the women and the men was excellent, the dancers were excellent, but on top of that, the choreographies were very good, and there is also a synchronization between the groups that is wonderful and creates magic.”
“So it is a show worth seeing. I invite everyone to come and enjoy this wonderful show,” she added.
The mission of Shen Yun Performing Art is to revive 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture. It is a culture with deep spiritual roots and moral values that are universal to all cultures.
Pelegrín Castillo, a political leader, said the mission is “very necessary.” He added that “this message of benevolence, this message of tolerance and above all the message of truth. The world is urged on by the search for the truth.”
“We see that in all of humanity there is a search for that truth, for that benevolence, for that spirit of justice, and most importantly, all of that leads to a great transformation,” Mr. Castillo said. “The world needs a great spiritual transformation.”
The Dominican Republic’s reception has been very warm. Performances have been added and the theater has had to add extra seats to meet the public’s demand. Shen Yun will be in Santo Domingo until Saturday and will then perform for two days in the city of Santiago.
“And I understand that it’s a show that everybody should see. Everyone should come to see it and the whole world should follow it,” said Mr. Veitía. “It is necessary that people follow the discipline, the virtues, and the beauty of the show. It’s full of beauty, and also moving.”
NTD News, Dominican Republic