Shen Yun Concludes Asia Tour with Performances in Tainan, Taiwan
(Minghui.org) The Shen Yun World Company presented the last performance of its six-city Taiwan tour in Tainan on April 30, 2019, concluding the company's Asia tour for the season.
Shen Yun presented 28 shows to nearly 40,000 theatergoers in Taiwan from April 3–30, 2019.
Former Premier: High Artistic and Spiritual Level
Taiwan’s former Premier William Lai saw Shen Yun perform at the Tainan Cultural Center Performing Hall on April 28, 2019.
“I personally admire it very much... It’s definitely worthwhile to see the show,” he said.
“The spiritual level of its show every year is very high... Every piece of the superb program contains the spirit of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance.
“The reason why Shen Yun is so popular is that, in addition to Shen Yun artists’ top-notch quality that contributes to the perfect performance, what’s more important in fact is that every artist practices Falun Gong. That’s why Shen Yun’s artistic level and spiritual level are so high.
“In fact, the Chinese communist regime doesn’t have to interfere with Shen Yun. If they came to see [Shen Yun], they would enjoy it and admire Shen Yun’s high level of artistry,” he said.
Deep and Meaningful
Tsai Shih-ying, a member of Taiwan's Legislative Yuan, saw Shen Yun at the Keelung Cultural Center Performance Hall in Keelung, Taiwan, on April 17, 2019.
“The stories were deep and meaningful. She [Shen Yun] is spreading the development of Chinese history and the profundity of Chinese literary stories,” he said.
“The entire performance of Shen Yun is actually displaying the treasures of the whole Chinese culture. Besides telling the history, it also [urges] us to cherish Chinese culture.
“Many things in China have already been banned or disappeared. Shen Yun preserved the entirety of it and displayed it through dance dramas. I think seeing this performance is way more moving than going to China itself to look at scenery,” he said.
New Level of Art through Cultivation
Mayor of Tainan, Huang Wei-cher saw Shen Yun perform at the Tainan Cultural Center Performing Hall on April 30, 2019.
“Through purification of the heart and cultivation, the level of artistic innovation is able to reach great heights; Shen Yun has started a new method,” he said.
“Not only did [Shen Yun] reach a new level of artistic innovation, it has also established a new model for life and conduct in society.
“Thank you Shen Yun Performing Arts for bringing performances that are this good and this high-level to Taiwan's people,” he said.
The Whole World Should See Shen Yun
Taoyuan City Council Member Wang Hao-yu saw Shen Yun perform at the Taoyuan Arts Center in Taoyuan, Taiwan, on April 26, 2019.
“It touches me very much that Shen Yun persists in passing down Chinese culture while far from home, and brings it to the entire world,” he said.
“The coordination between the dancing and music was very perfect... I thought it was very impressive,” he said.
He was impressed by a piece in the performance that depicted how Falun Gong practitioners in China stay steadfast in their faith even in the face of the regime's brutal persecution.
“We know that the Chinese Communist Party's [CCP] persecution of Taiwan and the world is serious. I'm very touched that some people can stand up to authority even though they live under the oppression of the CCP,” he said.
“Actually the whole world should come see Shen Yun,” he added.
Strength and Beauty
Director of the Keelung City Cultural Affairs Bureau Chen Ching-ping saw Shen Yun at the Keelung Cultural Center Performance Hall on April 18, 2019.
“I am quite stunned!” she said. “Seeing this today, I am very moved. The performance fully demonstrated the Chinese culture's strength and beauty. It's a combination of strength and beauty.”
“In Shen Yun's dance dramas, besides letting you know that there is goodness and kindness in the world, she [Shen Yun] also lets you know that there are actually some dark aspects that are waiting for us to change them.
“I'd like to thank Shen Yun Performing Arts for bringing such great international-level performances to Taiwan,” she said.
Shen Yun continues its world tour with upcoming performances in Paris, France, May 8–12; Des Moines, Iowa May 7–8; and Madison, Wisconsin May 7–8.
For more information on tickets and dates, please visit http://shenyun.com.