Inspired by Divine Culture, Colorado Audience Look Forward to Returning Next Year

Inspired by Divine Culture, Colorado Audience Look Forward to Returning Next Year
Robert Kyes, a health educator at King Soopers, attended a Shen Yun performance in Colorado Springs on March 20, 2019. (Ken Li/NTD)
March 23, 2019

In Colorado Springs, audiences enjoyed two full house performances at Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts.

“Spirituality of meditation, dance, love, protection, beauty of China and other places around the galaxy,” said Robert Kyes, a health educator at King Soopers. “When you can try to understand a culture, it makes you more in touch and you can reach out and understand their hardships or their way of living life.”

Due to the Chinese Communist regime’s atheist position, many people with spiritual beliefs do not have the freedom to express themselves. With a mission to revive the lost heritage inspired by the heavens, a performance like this cannot be seen in China.

“It’s very inspiring. I think it has potential to help every culture, to speak out against injustices within their communities, within their country. Shows people have courage and we should appreciate the people that stand up and fight for what they believe in,” said Kyes.

“I thought it was pretty interesting how they were able to weave the story together, in a very positive way because I know that the Chinese government tries to censor some of those things. But the story told it in a really positive manner, I thought,” said Gabe Cantu, a program manager at Peterson Air Force Base. “So I left feeling hopeful for the Chinese culture and people, and for us too here in America. But I enjoyed it, it was a lot of fun. I’m going to come back next year and watch the next one.”

Much of traditional Chinese culture was divinely inspired, and the audience can see it come through.

“The higher being. And that we’re all connected. So I loved it. I wasn’t expecting that. I didn’t know that that’s what Shen Yun was about. So it was nice,” said Cantu.

“I thought the name of the program was very consistent with the dancing and the messaging,” said Mark Hafley, a mechanical engineer. “I enjoyed really, all of it. I enjoyed the messaging, I enjoyed the performance, I enjoyed the expertise of the dancers. I can’t wait to come back.”

“I think it’s the thing that would bring my family back to the performance,” he said. “Having a positive message for kids, for families, and for divine inspiration, is something that would bring my family back to the show next year.

NTD News, Colorado Springs, Colorado