Taiwan: President and Nearly 100 Elected Officials Welcome Shen Yun Tour
(Minghui.org) Shen Yun Performing Arts will perform 34 shows in seven cities in Taiwan from February 22 to March 28, 2018. President Tsai Ing-wen of the Republic of China, Premier William Lai, and nearly 100 other elected officials sent welcome messages and letters to the New York-based classical Chinese dance company.
This year will be Shen Yun’s twelfth tour in Taiwan. The officials commended the classical Chinese dance company for its performances and its mission to revive traditional Chinese culture.
Those who sent letters include 12 central governmental officials, including President Tsai Ing-wen, Premier William Lai, and Acting President Wu Jin-lin of the Examination Yuan; 18 local governmental leaders, including Mayor Eric Chu of New Taipei City; 64 legislators and two local council members.
Ministries Offer Warm Welcome
President Tsai Ing-wen wrote the Chinese characters “Elegant show spreads far” in recognition of Shen Yun's widespread acclaim. Premier Willaim Lai and Secretary-General to the President Joseph Wu wished the show a successful performance. Acting President Wu Jin-lin of the Examination Yuan, who has sent a message every year, wrote in honor of “Shen Yun culture.”
President Tsai Ing-wen, Secretary-General to the President Joseph Wu, Premier Willaim Lai, Acting President Wu Jin-lin of the Examination Yuan, Vice Premier Shi Chun-chi, and Vice President Cai Chi-chang of the Legislative Yuan send letters of commendation.
Lin Jeng-yi, Director of the National Palace Museum, wrote, “Shen Yun Performing Arts combines Eastern and Western musical instruments in a live symphony orchestra, has eye-catching animated backdrops, and revives the elegant traditional Chinese dance. The awesome show is highly anticipated.”
Local Leaders Welcome Shen Yun
The mayors of the seven cities where Shen Yun is scheduled to perform gave a warm welcome.
Mayor Eric Chu of New Taipei wished Shen Yun success in its performances. Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan of Taoyuan commended Shen Yun’s spreading of grand arts. Acting Mayor Lee Meng-yan of Tainan wrote that its divine dancing is “beautiful and blessed.”
Mayor Lin Chia-lung of Taichung said, “Shen Yun has toured across the world and performed in top-level theaters in hundreds of cities for 12 years. Shen Yun combines the arts of the East and the West. The 2018 show not only brings an exciting theater experience to the local people but also enriches the culture of Taichung with the superb performance.”
“Shen Yun will perform in seven cities in Taiwan. The elegant show will be popular in Taiwan,” stated Magistrate Lee Chin-yung of Yunlin County, “Shen Yun has profound cultural meaning, heroic legendary stories, and multicultural dancing. It is a rich and elegant artistic performance on stage. The live orchestra combines features of Eastern and Western musical instruments and complements the dancing. I believe that the pure, compassionate show will be meaningful in uplifting the morale of society.”
Vice Mayor Hou You-yi of New Taipei, Mayor Lin Yu-chang of Keelung, Magistrate Chiu Ching-chun of Hsinchu County, Mayor Lin Chih-chien of Hsinchu City, Magistrate Hsu Yao-chang of Miaoli County, and Magistrate Wei Ming-gu of Changhua County
Magistrate Justin Huang of Taitung County wrote, “The tour performance of Shen Yun is highly anticipated by many people. In its performance and substance, Shen Yun starts from profound traditional Chinese culture and presents a diversified new show. The dancing and music are amazing and act as an important bridge in cultural exchange between the East and the West. This is significant.”
Legislators and Councilors Wish Shen Yun Success
Shen Yun has gained popularity in Taiwan and has become a major event in cities where it performs. Legislators and councilors in those cities sent welcome messages to wish Shen Yun success.
Legislator Tsai Yi-yu of Chiayi County said, “I admire Shen Yun, which has played the role of cultural ambassador for years. It spreads traditional Chinese culture across the world via brilliant dancing and a perfect combination of Eastern and Western musical instruments. The show inspires people's conscience and wins enthusiastic feedback.”
Shen Yun’s first show in Taipei this year will be on February 22 and has sold out. There will be 34 shows in seven cities. For more information, call 0800-888-358 or visit tw.ShenYun.com.