PHOENIX, Ariz.—Shen Yun Performing Arts has been reviving the culture that the Chinese communist regime has attempted to destroy since the company’s inception in 2006.
“I think it’s amazing because I think that no culture should go unheard. Every culture should be heard and their creativity should be allowed to be out there,” said Linda Skelton, a jewelry maker.
Shen Yun is based in New York. Its efforts to share the beauty of China before communism has been widely accepted around the world. Unfortunately, it is not permitted to perform in China.
“It’s a shame that it’s not [allowed to perform], so I think it’s a wonderful thing that they are bringing back the kindness and qualities that we need today. Kindness, humility, so I think it’s great,” said Ms. Skelton.
She also expressed her appreciation that Shen Yun is a performance that anyone would benefit from seeing. The traditional Chinese values that Shen Yun upholds are suitable for audiences of every age.
“It was magical. I’ve never seen anything like this to be honest. The color combos, the artistry of it connected with the music. Honestly to sit through a show where there’s no talking, as it is completely to be entertained, it’s magical. And to bring your whole family, and not have to worry about anything that’s distasteful or embarrassing. It was wonderful. I’ll be going next year. I’m a fan,” said Ms. Skelton.
Traditional Chinese values include loyalty, filial piety, compassion, and honesty. Through Shen Yun’s song and dance, these values are presented to the audience.
“We need them. They’re extremely relevant. Just taking your view of compassion but not thinking how it’s going to affect me but how it’s going to affect somebody else. Wow! What a different world we’d have,” Ms. Skelton said.
Shen Yun presents the belief that we are all from the heavens, that goodness will be rewarded, and evil will be punished.
“I think the descriptions are definitely valid today. I do know that we have something better ahead in store. Let’s face it, we all want paradise. We all want life forever. None of us want to grow and die. So how beautiful to know that God does have that and stored it for us. I love that we learned that today. It was beautiful. That’ll make anyone feel good,” said Ms. Skelton.
As a jewelry maker, she shared how the performance inspired her.
“I am inspired. For any artist, it’s so inspiring; the fuchsia, the orange, the green, the purple, it was amazing. Totally amazing.”
She also shared what she would have missed if she had not decided to see Shen Yun.
“I would’ve missed [the] magic. It was magical. It was beautiful. I would’ve missed the color, the history, the story that I had no idea about, the story behind Shen Yun, so I would’ve missed a lot. I feel cultured.”
Reporting by Linda Jiang and Maria Han.
The Epoch Times is a proud sponsor of Shen Yun Performing Arts. We have covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.
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