Long-Awaited Return of Shen Yun: Audience Brought to Tears

Long-Awaited Return of Shen Yun: Audience Brought to Tears
Dan bennett saw Shen Yun in Seattle, Wash., on Oct. 3, 2021. (NTD)
October 12, 2021

Many people have said they’ve waited for years to see a Shen Yun performance. This year, Seattle hosted five shows from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3. Many audience members were brought to tears.

“The performance is just dazzling, and it will touch you immensely—emotionally, spiritually, and in any other possible way you can imagine, it will definitely be touched,” said Dan Bennet, a chiropractor. “The gentleman who was a tenor that sang—it was very emotional for me because of how much emotion he was putting into the song.”

Bennet waited for six years to see Shen Yun and said he’ll return every year from now.

“Very inspiring,” said Tom Bono, director of International & Deal Pricing & Empowerment at Microsoft.

Attorney Mark D. Mullins bought his ticket two years ago and has been anxiously waiting for the show.

“I appreciated the mix, using Western music with the traditional Chinese music in there as well,” said Mullins. “I thought that was really cool and a demonstration of bringing together the values and the beauty that’s all over the world from different cultures—not being ashamed to say, ‘Hey, you know, there’s something good over here. We’ll use Western music in this way, we’re going to use our traditional Chinese music in this way.’ I mean, that’s beautiful. I think that’s a godly thing. I think that’s from God.”

Shen Yun, which means “the beauty of divine beings dancing,” is banned in China due to its presentation of traditional Chinese culture and beliefs. The Chinese regime has worked systematically for decades to destroy that very culture and replace it with its own ideologies—a belief in the Chinese Communist Party.

“Some of it brought tears to my eyes when you’re talking about really not pulling any punches on what the communists are frankly doing because of their atheistic beliefs and their opposition to any ideals outside of atheism, basically. It was very moving and I was glad that you address that, that you didn’t pull any punches on that,” he added.

“I’ve seen Hitler, I’ve seen communism. So I really understand what’s happening in China. And it really moved me to tears, what you show about the persecution of spirituality. It’s obvious that we humans come from the divine somehow, and we go to the divine,” said Peter Ferchmin, professor at the Central University of the Caribbean, and also a managing director of Neuroprotection for Life.

The professor said that he admires the bravery of Shen Yun performers for bringing the truth to the world.

“It kind of elevated in my spirit by seeing that. Thank you very much, for all of you.”

NTD News, Seattle, Washington