Shen Yun Concludes 2017 Season with Final Shows in Germany and U.S.
(Minghui.org) Shen Yun Performing Arts concluded its 2017 World Tour with performances in Berlin, Germany and Pennsylvania, USA on May 10, 2017.
In their five-month tour, Shen Yun's five touring companies presented a total of 498 performances in 142 cities and 19 nations in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.
(Left to right, top to bottom) Performances in Vienna, Austria; Honolulu, Hawaii; Buffalo, New York; and Newark, New Jersey. The five touring companies performed simultaneously in five cities on May 5-6, 2017.
Performance by the Shen Yun New York Company on May 7, 2017 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu, Hawaii. Due to large demand, the theater made available tickets for standing room for the evening show on May 6 and the matinee show on May 7.
Welcome from Elected Officials
(Left to right) New York State Assembly Member Angelo Santabarbara, New York State Senator John Bonacic, and New York State Senator James Tedisco personally delivered proclamations to the company at the performance in Albany / Schenectady, New York on April 29, 2017.
“How Good It Is for Our Soul”
“Incredibly fascinating... There was not only a terrific amount of vibrancy amongst all of the performers there tonight, but there was a wonderful insight into the diversity of Chinese culture,” said Tony Zappia, member of the Australian Parliament for Makin.
“To combine grace and strength together... Seeing it on stage tonight, was something that most impressed me,” Mr. Zappia said.
“Watching performances like that tonight, just bring home not only how important it [culture] is, and how much effort and energy goes into a production like that, but how good it is for our soul,” he commented.
“The orchestra was faultless... very well blended,” Mr. Zappia added.
“I enjoyed a successful, fascinating and wonderful evening at the theater,” said opera singer Karan Armstrong.
“Shen Yun is a fabulous phenomenon, given the cultural aspect and the humor shown in some of the scenes,” Ms. Armstrong said.
“Shen Yun was over much too fast. I could have watched and listened for another hour,” she added.
“Not enough words to describe it. It's beautiful,” said Robert Bourasseau, mayor of Paléo, a village in Vendée, France.
“It’s pure happiness, only happiness... A well-being, a feeling, a lightness, a certain freedom,” he added.
“A Serene and Nice Message of Compassion”
“You feel one of the amazing depths of the culture,” said Daniel J. Hayes Jr., the mayor of Bridgewater, New Jersey.
“It was an incredible combination of costumes, choreography, music, and all leaving you with a serene and nice message of compassion,” Mr. Hayes described.
He also said of the musicians in the orchestra, “The dedication they have to reach the level of the performers tonight is really something to be admired.”