‘It’s Divine’: Shen Yun Audience in Worcester

February 3, 2023

Shen Yun Performing Arts arrived in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Jan. 14 and 15. Audiences were inspired by the beauty of the performance.

“Wonderful, it’s fantastic,” said Lanning Levine.

Lanning Levine attended Shen Yun’s performance at The Hanover Theatre with a large group: around 120 members of the Freemasons.

“I like seeing the dance, hearing the music, and it’s all storytelling. And it’s a great way to communicate and educate,” he said.

Levine describes Shen Yun as “divine.”

“The way you see the heavenly father and the Buddha come through, you see the heavenly kingdom. That’s just wonderful how it transforms into the audience and onto the stage. That’s wonderful. So, bringing the culture to everyone here. It’s coming through very well,” he said.

Shen Yun’s mission is to revive traditional Chinese culture from before communism.

“I think the mission is very good. I think that it gives an outlet to the Chinese people that I don’t think they have right now. And it’s really, really something that it’s, it’s the human experience, and they should be able to sort of open up and show their creativity like this,” said attorney Joseph Leone.

Mr. Leone added: “It’s just to give you an entirely different perception of China. When you compare, traditional China to what we know is China now. It just, it’s enlightening.”

“Shen Yun would be a great way of life,” attorney David Amico said. He was inspired by the show.

“It was very inspiring. One of the things that I thought stuck out was the idea of ensuring that culture doesn’t fade away, the culture from China,” he said.

“I think the values have faded away. And it’s important for more people to understand that there’s more pleasure, and enjoying and living those values, then what they are living today, there’ll be much more joy,” he added.

Jeff and Theresa Cooper were also in the audience. They both work in the educational field.

“The storytelling is just really beautiful, and gets through, you can come in off the busy streets. And within minutes, you’re in a different world, hearing a story you can understand, not just in your head, but in your heart,” said Jeff Cooper, Department Chair of Biomedical Engineering Technologies at Springfield Technical Community College.

Watching Shen Yun was Theresa’s birthday gift.

“I thought I was coming for a birthday fun time, and it certainly was that, but it was more. It kind of reminded me of our privilege and those that are still being persecuted in the world, and yet the beauty of how you share the message interwoven with laughter and but such sadness was just absolutely beautiful. So, something certainly is inspiring for me and, and makes me remember things that I might have forgotten in the busy day of what we do for work,” said Theresa Cooper, associate professor in Nursing at Mount Wachusett Community College.

NTD News, Worcester, Massachusetts.