Shen Yun Carries “Pleasure for All Senses” Across Four Continents
(Minghui.org) The five touring companies of Shen Yun Performing Arts have performed shows in South America, North America, Europe, and Oceania simultaneously since the beginning of April.
Audience members from diverse cultural backgrounds cheered the virtuosity of the artists and shared common appreciation for Shen Yun's dedication in restoring an almost-lost culture.
CEO: “Very Important” to Show Family Ancient Chinese Culture
Alexandre Orloff (third from right), CEO of Swiss Dragons Management, at the Shen Yun performance in Geneva on April 7, 2017. A descendant of the famed Orloff family, who served the Russian czars, on his father's side, he is the son of Princess Fadia, the daughter of the last king of Egypt, King Farouk.
“It was a great pleasure for the soul, for the eyes, for the ears, for all the senses,” said Alexandre Orloff, the CEO of Swiss Dragons Management and a descendant of Russian and Egyptian royal families.
“It was very important for me to come here tonight with my family, with my children, to show them the ancient culture, the Chinese culture,” Mr. Orloff said.
“Harmony is an integral part of this culture, but it is also the interrelation between action and thought. So if you are in harmony with yourself, you are in harmony with your surroundings and consequently everything is harmonious,” he shared.
“It is a door that [Shen Yun has] opened in our hearts and we thank [Shen Yun] very, very much,” Mr. Orloff added.
“It’s an incredibly beautiful, entertaining show,” said three-time Emmy Award-winning actress Jean Smart.
“It’s just astonishing,” she said. “It’s superb. The amount of work that goes into it, the amount of practice is mind boggling.”
“Everyone needs some sense of spirituality, and some sense of history, and to lose that must be very painful to a lot of people from China,” Ms. Smart said.
“An Outstanding Review of History”
“I am really impressed with [such a] magnificent show,” said Pablo Antonio Rebolledo Schloss, the vice consul-general of the Republic of Colombia, Auckland.
“This is an outstanding review of history, a fantastic review of geography and of course of all the Chinese culture that we are all so keen to see,” he said.
“It's very inspiring. It's really amazing—very positive,” Mr. Schloss added.
“Millions ... Should Be Watching This Show”
“Few times can one appreciate so much beauty in dance, so much musical beauty. With a great amount of philosophy incorporated to this dance and music, I think this is absolutely unique,” said Colombian Senator Alfredo Rangel Suárez.
“There is a huge number of Colombians watching this show. But I think there should be much more, thousands, millions of Colombians that should be watching this show,” he said.
“Inspiring” and “Lucky”
“Very inspiring... It touches me in a lot of ways,” said musician, director, and actor James Intveld.
“We are so lucky to be able to see a musical like this and a dance show with an orchestra. It's wonderful,” he said.
“It's good for everybody's life to be able to see something like this. I think it will open people’s eyes,” Mr. Intveld added.
“A Level that Touches All of Humanity”
“It's absolutely wonderful. I'm blown away,” said classical musician Julia Aeris.
“[I was] very moved by the soloists' (erhu) performance... Very beautiful, very intense, very present,” she described.
“The movements, gestures with so much finesse, with so much precision, beauty, and fluidity... It's just touching to see,” Ms. Aeris said.
“[Shen Yun artists] are really dedicated to their art. It is on another level, a level that touches all of humanity and it is very moving,” she added.
Shen Yun will continue its world tour with upcoming performances in Hollywood, California on April 14–16, San Antonio, Texas on April 14–16, Barcelona, Spain on April 15–16, Brisbane, Australia on April 14–15, and Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 13–23. For more information on tickets and dates, please visit http://shenyun.com.