Shen Yun Moves Spanish Audience

February 6, 2023

Shen Yun performed on Sunday for the first time in Bilbao, Spain. There are a total of eight troops touring simultaneously around the world. Let’s see what the audience’s experience was in the Basque country.

For the first time, Shen Yun Performing Arts made a stop on its world tour in Bilbao, the capital of Biscay, in the Basque country. Tickets for the show at Palacio Euskalduna are sold out a month in advance.

Writer Lara Ribera went to see Shen Yun (the show) with a group of friends. Although she had already seen the show in other cities, she decided not to say much about it to her friends—so it would be a completely new experience for them.

“They cried, they got excited, they cried, they stood up. I had to hold one down to her chair because she wanted to move and of course it was important not to interrupt. What has been felt is immense.”

Ms. Ribera said the most important thing to take away from the show is the message.

“Because there are no words to describe it.,” she added. “I remain at a loss for words here. Because it’s very moving, above all profound, very moving, heart-rending, because the body feels it, the body knows. There is something inside the body that is moving at some very strong levels with each performer. There are many but they are one because they are very coordinated, and that is exquisite.”

Another attendee was Mr. Carlos Garcia, a councilman and deputy spokesman of the Popular Party in the city council of Bilbao.

He highlighted not only the artistic aspect of the show, but also its inclusion of aspects related to the human rights situation in China today.

” I believe that it’s a source of pride for many hundreds of thousands of Bilbao residents to host a performance so marvelous, artistically and culturally. But also a show committed to freedom and democracy in such a noble nation as China,” he said.

Shen Yun presents its 2023 tour as a show where you can see “China before communism,” since the country has a 5,000-year history with a deep, spiritual background. But after the arrival of communism more than 70 years ago, those valuable traditions were attacked–to the point of almost being eliminated.

Therefore, Shen Yun undertook the mission of recovering that culture before communism.

Mr. Garcia said that what happened in China is a warning to the rest of the world. “And there is no better immunity against these totalitarian regimes than to base yourself on culture as you are doing with this show.”

“And I’ll say it again, it’s marvelous. And finally I want to thank you, besides the welcome, thank you for coming to Bilbao,” Mr. Garcia said. “It’s been a real pleasure and we’re proud to have you here.”

Shen Yun’s next stop in Spain will be in San Sebastian, from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2.

NTD News Bilbao, Spain