Shen Yun Performing Arts completed two performances in Spokane, Washington, on April 13. Audience members praised the company’s mission to revive an ancient culture.
“It’s overwhelming when you see it for the first time. There’s a lot to take in. I think the one thing that comes through is, it takes some concentration to watch it because it moves very quickly. And it’s so artistic that if you let your mind drift for a second, you’ve missed something. It’s spectacular,” said David Lohman, an attorney. “The dancers seem to come from heaven. And they’re back and they’re gone again. It’s amazing.”
“The clothing and the colors and the artistry—and I’m also interested in [the] culture of other countries. I know nothing about China, but the traditions is what I was really interested in,” said Corinne Johnson, a watermaster.
Audience members journeyed from heavenly kingdoms to palace halls to vast grasslands through pieces depicted by Shen Yun. Some portrayed the situation in China today.
“The one on the persecution, and the organ harvesting of people who have no choice and no desire, I’ve seen that kind of stuff go on in our world,” said Terry Carlson, owner of Carlson’s Plumbing. “I despised that kind of activity of one person against another. So I’m glad that you’re revealing it.”
Under the Chinese Communist Party, people are persecuted for their faith. It is still happening in China today. In addition, most of China’s divinely-inspired culture was lost under communist rule. Shen Yun’s mission is to revive it.
“You could see that the morality and the cleanness and the pureness of it came forth,” said Eunice Carlson, Terry Carlson’s wife.
“I would like to see some of the Chinese culture come back. As you demonstrated tonight, you have a tremendous culture. A God created cultures of several kinds throughout our world. And they’re all very special,” said Terry Carlson.
“We need to know that we are part of God’s creation, that we aren’t here by accident, that we do have destiny and we have purpose,” said Eunice Carlson. “And I think that that came through very loud and clear—that there’s more to it than just here.”
NTD News, Spokane, Washington