Shen Yun has successfully finished its 8 performances in Toronto from March 26 to 31.
Its uplifting display of 5,000 years of Chinese traditional culture brought audiences members an unforgettable night.
“The artist tonight was the best I’ve ever heard or seen. It brought tears to my eyes,” said Shelley Carroll, a city councilor from Toronto, Canada.
“It’s unbelievable,” said Milo Vassallo, Former Consul General of Malta Toronto. “Something what I would say that people, the ones that haven’t seen it, they miss something extraordinary. It’s a beautiful experience.”
“For me, it was all-encompassing,” said interior designer Bryan Stone. “It was the colors, it was the music, it was the backdrops, everything was very, very stunning. They did a beautiful job.
I kept having to remind myself that it was live music, because it was done so well. It was very very good.”
Chinese culture was once known as being divinely inspired. However, after the Communist Party seized power in 1949, it systematically destroyed the ancient Chinese heritage.
Shen Yun draws inspiration from China’s ancient culture and displays its values through story-based dance.
“I think it’s important for us to know our history,” said Joseph Oliver, the former minister of Finance. “China has a particularly long history and we shouldn’t ever bury it. We should understand what it has to offer today even though a lot of it is is quite ancient, there’s wisdom.”
“I was under the impression that the Chinese culture was very practical, very non-spiritual, but I was pleasantly surprised that there is a very definite sense of spirituality to the entire culture,” said Michael Kuriychuk the president of Pathchoice Energy Consulting Inc.
Chinese people believed in respecting the divine, a balance between man and nature, as well as the principles of benevolence, wisdom, justice, and propriety.
The audience was inspired by the representation of these values.
“The message about the humanity and how people are relating to their past and to their future and to each other, it’s a very uplifting message I think,” added Kuriychuk.
“For me, the values that they seem to be depicting are values of kindness and values of friendship and having fun, but still reflecting back on their traditions, which is amazing, very very nice. It’s a once in a lifetime performance to see and obviously a lot of effort has been put into it, and anybody that asks me, I would absolutely say go and see it, for sure,” added Stone.
NTD News, Toronto, Canada