In Tours, France, Shen Yun Performing Arts brought locals a taste of 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture.
Former Inspector General of Agriculture Didier Garnier said he was “amazed by both the history and the spirit and knowledge of this culture that we are learning, which is completely different from Western culture.”
Mr. Garnier, also the CEO of the French Institute of Horse Riding, said the artistic level of the dancers is “excellent.” Refering to the animated backdrop interactive with the movements of the dancers, a technology patented by the Shen Yun company.
In addition to the technical and aesthetic aspects, Mr. Garnier was touched by the spirituality conveyed in many of Shen Yun’s dance tableaux. By reviving China’s 5,000 years of traditional culture, Shen Yun also pays homage to this ancestral belief in a culture inherited from the divine.
“I think the compassion, all the values that are conveyed there through the show inevitably you feel it, and that is great, that’s the spirit,” Garnier said.
“And to pass on this idea of God and what is heavenly I think it’s the whole story of our humanity.”
“I believe this is a reminder to return to happiness,” he added.
Jean-Marie Ogez was a chief warrant officer in the French Foreign Legion. He found the show “magnificent.”
“The cohesion, the costumes; A marvel!” he said of Shen Yun, which is based in New York.
“It’s full of warmth, full of tradition,” he said, noting that the dancers were “very beautiful … much, much work!”
“Last year, I already came, I found it exceptional. Now, it is … every year, it’s a wonder!”
Art dealer Jean François Roux said he found an important message in the show.
“We feel this divine presence, which is surely that of Shen Yun. I think that everyone should come and see this show or future shows, precisely to feel this divine presence,” he said.
NTD News, Tours, France