Shen Yun has arrived in Seattle for seven performances at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.
David Roberts, pastor for Seattle Family Church attended the opening night performance on April 2.
“I really wish that we could see things like this more often. When we see something beautiful, we become more beautiful,” he said. “Beauty starts in the mind. And the beauty, you know, if there’s beauty in the mind, then that comes out through the actions of the body. And I really feel that there’s a unity like that here, of a good spirit and also beautiful movements of the body.”
“I have so much respect for everybody on that stage. Every single person could be their own solo performer, their own show. Each person was worth watching all on their own,” said Wesley Golinski, prepress manager at DCG ONE.
Shen Yun’s mission is to revive the lost heritage through dance and music.
“I understand that during the Cultural Revolution that so many things were destroyed during … of the classical Chinese way, anything old was wrong and was destroyed. It’s important I think, to see that this kind of classical art is revived,” said Roberts.
Much of traditional Chinese culture was inspired by the heavens. When people encountered difficulties, they turned to greater forces for help.
“Everybody has a tough moment. We all have our own stories, our own difficulties. To have something like this where it relates humanity and the divine, to reflect on when you’re in those tough moments, it’s very powerful,” said Golinski. “To see it represented where there is help, there is hope, there is the physical representation of that divine intervention. It was beautiful and inspired hope.”
“I would say that overall, it was a great performance. I’d recommend others to see it. I’m glad I had the opportunity to see it. When it changes up again, next year I’m gonna go and see it then,” Louie Comella, executive producer at Ivox media.
“Anything you see like this, that’s beautiful, helps you become a better person,” said Roberts. “And the important thing is if you can just keep it and not get, in a sense, polluted by the reality of our world.
NTD News, Seattle, Washington