Montreal Theatergoer Saw ‘A Link Between Heaven, Earth, and the Divine’ Watching Shen Yun

April 25, 2024

Shen Yun Performing Arts toured Montreal, Canada from April 17 through April 21, taking theatergoers on a journey through 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture.

“The performance was exquisite and dreamlike. I was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end, always looking forward to what the next show would be. …The music is flowing, flawless, everything is beautiful. The musicians seem to have been practicing together for 150 years. The harmony is superb, it’s super beautiful,” said Jacques Dussault, vice president of sales of a Transportation Company.

“It’s the beauty, there is so much culture and beauty in this world, and it’s shown through these artists in the form of dance. They are like a link between heaven, earth, and the Divine. And I think that is really well represented. It’s beautiful. It’s spectacular,” said Christina Sciortino, an actress.

“We were really fortunate to get tickets and it’s just spectacular. Anybody that has any interest at all in theater, definitely needs to put it on their list,” said Tami Zaranski, director of finance and administration for The Garth Homer Society.

Traditional Chinese culture begins with a belief in spirituality and the Divine.  Shen Yun presents those themes through the medium of classical Chinese dance, music, and stories.

“This is the first time I’ve heard about China’s Divine culture. I find that it leads me to better understand Chinese culture, to see how, ultimately, their grandiose ideas, where it comes from, because they are always bigger than themselves, which I didn’t understand in the past. Makes me want to think about and explore traditional Chinese culture,” said Annick Wishnowsky, an education consultant.

“The Divine aspect itself, brought into the show, was fantastic. And the belief, the spirituality, the contrast with today, which seems to be neglected, which we put into perspective in the show. It’s interesting and it reminds us to believe in something greater than ourselves, and it’s a beautiful dimension to put into perspective today,” said Stefan Leblanc, an attorney.

“It’s good to see that. It sets the tone for the honesty of the story. Atheism is not good and I think in these stories, they represent the good side of divinity. Which people probably today, in 2024, have forgotten a lot,” said Guy Caumartin, former film and literature critic.

“Whether we have the same spirituality or not, everyone is entitled to their own beliefs. And I think that spirituality can help have hope. And hope is very important to well-being,” said Isabel Igreja, a psychologist.

Shen Yun will next perform at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum in Tennessee on April 27 and April 28.

NTD News, Montreal, Canada