Shen Yun Performers ‘Are Born to Be on Stage and Inspire Everyone,’ Says Canadian Choreographer

MISSISSAUGA, Canada—Choreographer Jessica Tomasone attended Shen Yun’s evening show at the Living Arts Centre on March 28. She thought it was a multi-layered and absolutely captivating performance.

“I think these dancers are technical machines, first of all—they have so much exquisite training and discipline. It’s very exhilarating,” she exclaimed.

“I enjoy the show so much! I even got a little bit emotional. It has all these amazing layers and elements that take you on an emotional journey. I highly recommend it for anyone.”

As a fellow dancer, Ms. Tomasone was wowed by the grace of Shen Yun performers.

“The female dancers exhibited exquisite flexibility and grace, and poise, and elegance, and beauty! I am so inspired by all their movements and aesthetic values,” she said.

“The male dancers have so much power and fire, but still, you can see their classical training. They were graceful but so dominant and strong at the same time.”

Met with wide acclaim since its founding in 2006, the New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has grown to include eight equally sized companies that tour simultaneously.

Its artists are highly trained in classical Chinese dance. Dating back thousands of years, it is one of the most athletic and expressive art forms in the world.

Ms. Tomasone was also touched by Shen Yun’s mission to revive traditions and said the performance helped her “appreciate Chinese culture and its people very much more.”

“[Shen Yun] conveyed a strong message and story that goes back into the culture and tradition of Chinese heritage,” she explained.

“I think it’s a show [that says] we have to appreciate the values of tradition and keep that going and strong—move forward no matter what despair may hit us or our nation.”

Throughout the performance, Ms. Tomasone felt strong energy emitting from the artists on stage.

“They are dancing from their spirit and their heart. You can tell they’re passionate and they love what they do. They are born to be on that stage and inspire everybody.”

For 5,000 years, Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism formed the basis of Chinese life. The ancient people believed that by adhering to traditional moral standards, they will be blessed by the divine.

However, after the communist takeover and its spread of atheism, this belief was systematically erased. Shen Yun artists are now dedicated to reviving and sharing this lost beauty with the world.

“I had goosebumps. I felt like I went through a spiritual journey. I felt more in touch with my inner sense. There is very much a feeling of calmness, inner peace, and tranquility,” Ms. Tomasone expressed.

“[Watching Shen Yun,] I felt a sense of purity and release. It was very meaningful and powerful. It made you go within, listen within, and be true to yourself and what you need to do. I feel very spiritual about it.”

Reporting by Teng Dongyu and Jennifer Tseng.

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


I'm TruthUSA, the author behind TruthUSA News Hub located at With our One Story at a Time," my aim is to provide you with unbiased and comprehensive news coverage. I dive deep into the latest happenings in the US and global events, and bring you objective stories sourced from reputable sources. My goal is to keep you informed and enlightened, ensuring you have access to the truth. Stay tuned to TruthUSA News Hub to discover the reality behind the headlines and gain a well-rounded perspective on the world.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.