Saturday, April 1, 2023
HomeNewsShen Yun Is a ‘Rare and Valuable Experience,’ Says Taiwan Ambassador

Shen Yun Is a ‘Rare and Valuable Experience,’ Says Taiwan Ambassador

OTTAWA, Canada—Ambassador Harry Tseng from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada attended Shen Yun for the first time on March 17.

Exiting the National Arts Centre at the conclusion of the evening, Mr. Tseng said Shen Yun “was very beautiful and definitely lived up to its reputation.”

“What we saw today was China’s divine-inspired culture. The performance incorporated a lot of spiritual messages, and it portrayed the true spirit and essence of China.”

Based in New York, Shen Yun Performing Arts was founded in 2006 by elite Chinese artists who had fled the persecution of the communist regime.

Based in New York, Shen Yun was established in 2006 by a group of leading Chinese artists who had fled the persecution of the communist party.

Under the regime’s violent rule, China’s 5,000 years of traditional culture were destroyed, and the spread of atheism was rampant. Yet for thousands of years, Chinese people were very spiritual and believed that their culture was a gift from the heavens.

Shen Yun is now dedicated to reviving these traditions and showcasing to the world, through dance and music—the beauty of China before communism.

Mr. Tseng is very impressed by Shen Yun’s mission to bring back traditional culture.

“I learned from school at a young age that China’s culture is very profound. Shen Yun’s performance really solidified that idea today. It was stunning,” he said.

“The music combined with the dances, the prowess of the performers, the message [Shen Yun] delivered—it was a very special and unforgettable experience.”

Sitting next to ambassadors from Japan and Haiti in the audience, Mr. Tseng added that he could tell they, too, were amazed by Shen Yun. “This is an excellent way to showcase our culture and our origin. It’s wonderful,” he said.

Referring to the spiritual aspect of Shen Yun, Mr. Tseng thought Shen Yun is a wake-up call for everyone.

“In mainland China, we all know that atheism is prevalent. However, Chinese culture is passed down from the heavens. It is a divine culture. This is a reminder for everyone in modern society,” he expressed.

Mr. Tseng also loved Shen Yun’s story dance depicting an iconic scene from the famous Chinese novel, “Romance of the Three Kingdoms.”

“It portrayed the respect that is shared between a lord and his subject—the idea that we must be loyal and true in all our endeavors. This is something we no longer talk about in modern society. This legend really gave us something to think about.”

Moreover, Mr. Tseng said he would definitely be telling his friends and family about the performance.

“I’ll tell them that Shen Yun is just as beautiful as we have all heard. The show is of a very high caliber, and you can learn about Chinese culture even as you enjoy the artistic performance. It is a rare and valuable experience.”

Reporting by NTD and Jennifer Teng. 

The Epoch Times is a proud sponsor of Shen Yun Performing Arts. We have covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.

Source link


Most Popular

Recent Comments