Shen Yun’s Storytelling Moves Glasgow Audience

February 19, 2024

Shen Yun Performing Arts gave the audience in Glasgow four impressive shows. Some audience members said they were so moved that they had tears in their eyes and praised the storytelling of Shen Yun.

Lady Patsy McAuslan-Martin said: “The story’s wonderful. Nearly tears in my eyes.”

“I have had sleepless nights coming here. I wanted to see so much. The storytelling and the dancing was magnificent, totally magnificent. Can’t wait till next year,” said the Irish peer.

Award-winning children’s book author Janis MacKay said: “It’s wonderfully ancient. To see a story with no words and to see them use their bodies and their emotions and it’s funny. It’s kind of innocent in a way. So thank you.”

Ethan Barrett, a laser systems engineer, said the beauty of Shen Yun and what the show really means is indescribable. He said: “The stories speak for themselves when you’re watching them. It’s just the journey, the emotion, even the humor in it, is just great to witness and see and how that corresponds to coming through time and how it’s carried on and being reborn in this is just great to see.”

He said Shen Yun is the show people shouldn’t miss. “It might be easy to read in a book, but when you’re seeing a performance like that, that brings it to the stage, it’s just a whole different experience.”

Shen Yun’s mission is to revive the traditional, divinely inspired culture of China and share it with the world.

Mr. Barrett said he was full of emotions while watching the show. “Joy, sadness, happiness, it was a roller coaster. It showed some really hard topics, but then the joy that can come from perseverance and just all of it really, I [am] just left with an overwhelming feeling.”

Mr. Barrett said he learned more than he thought he would. “It was a journey through many, many years. So it was great. I really don’t know what to say any more than that. It was just brilliant.”

Lady Patsy said the Chinese culture shown in Shen Yun was fabulous “the way it was explained, and everything, very clearly explained, which was good. Yes, we picked up everything.” She said it was sad that Shen Yun was banned in China.

Shen Yun helps people rediscover the connection between human and spirituality. Ms. MacKay agrees with that. She said: “It’s part of our humanity. It’s part of our artistic expression that we are not just a physical body. We have a soul. We have a spirit. We’re connected to the stars. We’re connected to the earth … So anything that can help us reconnect with a sense of wholeness is has got to be good.”

NTD News, Glasgow, Scotland