Shen Yun Performing Arts Brings a Sense of Hope: Mississauga Audience

March 31, 2022

Theatergoers in Ontario, Canada, were grateful to have watched Shen Yun at the Living Arts Center in Mississauga on March 26 and March 27, after the past two years of the pandemic.

“Every value showcased [in the show] is one that produces harmony, and I think the pandemic has also told us how valuable art is. I think we’ve all been very starved for it,” said Christine Cserti-Gazdewich, a physician.

“It was a deeply spiritual performance. The synchronicity, the artistry, the costumes, the passion, the music—there are many stories being told,” she added.

New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts showcases a series of vignettes that depict 5,000 years of Chinese culture—a culture believed to have been divinely inspired.

It was also believed that its music, medicine, calligraphy, clothing, language, and much more were brought down from the divine.

“You could feel the ancient nature of the art. It was absolutely beautiful,” said Cserti-Gazdewich.

“As they described that the music and the soul, and understanding the component where they shared that music was the first medicine—to me, that was very spiritual.” said Claudine Keats, marketing director for BD Canada.

“Really a phenomenal experience for anybody, no matter what the age,” Keats added.

“You come to a show to feel inspired, you come to a show to almost forget about, to escape the reality, and when you step into Shen Yun you’re coming to a show that is truly, truly magical,” said Manny Bains, an award-winning author, actor, and film director.

“As a result of attending the Shen Yun performance, I now leave inspired and more confident in myself and more inspired in my life. So thank you so much to the company. It was really amazing.”