Swedish Theatergoers Praise Shen Yun’s Artistry: ‘Absolutely Fantastic’

April 18, 2024

Shen Yun Performing Arts captivated audiences in Linköping, Sweden, on March 31 and April 1. The performance brings China’s 5,000 years of traditional culture to life on stage.

“I think it’s absolutely fantastic. Wonderfully nice music. It also had nice choreography and it was very interesting to see another culture,” said Andras Szaras, a former Hungarian figure skating champion.

Camilla Deguemp, owner of a company, said she was incredibly impressed by Shen Yun’s artistry.

“It’s so undulating and flexible in a way. They are so incredibly coordinated. I think it’s very nice to see when everyone is so incredibly talented. You can see that they have practiced this for a very long time.”

“It was beyond my expectations. Very, very funny. It was fantastic. A historical journey, a bit culturally political. And also shows that you can bring different art forms together,” she added.

“It feels very festive,” said Nele Ribinskiene, a psychiatrist. “It’s very colorful, very nice and the artists are very talented.”

“They are very disciplined. They are so coordinated,” said Kjell Ljungberg, co-owner of a company.

“I think you can see it in their facial expressions. Especially the girls, they radiate harmony in a way,” he added.

Theatergoers applauded Shen Yun for presenting the chance to experience China before communism.

“I like the dancing and expressions of history and the stories in the dance,” said Aili Helman, a pharmacy manager.

“Culture is a universal voice and they say you can move mountains with culture. Culture in all its forms is very important. For people, for development, and for the future,” she added.

“You get to see such a beautiful picture, it’s beauty itself,” said Maria Ljungberg, co-owner of a company and a preschool teacher.

Shen Yun Performing Arts presents an all-new program every year, complete with new dance pieces, stories, and music.

“It’s absolutely worth watching. I can absolutely recommend coming to see the show and making the trip. Another culture, another world,” said Mr. Szaras.

“I think it was great. It was a very emotional experience, I must say,” said Tina Liljegren, an artist.

Charlotte Arndt, a psychologist, said she enjoyed Shen Yun’s performance very much and appreciated the chance to learn about ancient Chinese culture.

“I think ancient traditions and cultures that have been around for thousands of years are interesting and fascinating. It was great to come to this show.”

Shen Yun’s 2024 world tour will continue through May this year.

NTD News, Linköping, Sweden