Washington Audience Captivated by Shen Yun’s Beauty

April 29, 2019

Shen Yun recently finished its 7 sold-out performances at The Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington from April 17 to 21.

Audience members were deeply touched by the beauty and the charm of the performance.

“It was so gracious, there was such harmony and you felt such peace, it was just magnificent,” said Winston Hayth, a law professor of George Washington University.

“The background. The interactive background,” said Carl Pletzke, former director of security of Iridium Satellite. “That was amazing, I’ve never seen anything like that before.”

From Chinese legends to modern-day China, Shen Yun takes audiences on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture.

“I love the preservation of the traditions and the cultural dances and the music,” said Karen Kozenczak, a writer and a former director of a Media Services.

“The exchange, the rich history of your country is truly a phenomenon,” said John Leisenring, an American political activist. “I think this is fantastic.”

“I felt the authenticity of the culture. [It] really struck me. I felt I traveled in time and space in China which was really beautiful,” said film maker Areeb Zuaiter.

The Message

Shen Yun presents story-based dances which are inspired by its divinely inspired culture.

Its profound spirit resonated with the many audience members.

“The message was the divine is so beautiful, so inspirational, so peaceful, and unfortunately we have forces on earth that are not that way,” added Hayth. “And I thought you portrayed that magnificently.”

“The biggest takeaway from the show that I got was there’s a feeling of a cultural exchange,” added Leisenring. “Probably the drawing in of the audience to various different experiences that you go in throughout Chinese history. Like it was said by the narrator’s we theoretically come from heaven, we hopefully go back to heaven. So there’s great joy, there’s great anticipation of the afterlife and the joy of living now. I think the greatest feeling that comes through with Shen Yun is the joy through dance, and creativity and beauty through dance.”

The audience also admired Shen Yun’s efforts to preserve culture nearly lost.

“It’s very important for us to preserve some of those cultures,” said Dr. Ashok Agrawala, a computer science professor of the University of Maryland. “And that the younger people be exposed to them, learn about them, practice them.”

“I think it’s important to never forget our past and from whence we came,” Kozenczak said. “I think that’s very important to everyone, every culture. We always have to remember what we are built on.”

NTD News, Washington