(Minghui.org) Shen Yun Performing Arts kicked off its 2022 Taiwan tour with three sold-out performances at the Chiayi Performing Arts Center in Minsyong Township, Chiayi, on June 7 and 8. 

The Shen Yun International Company at the Chiayi Performing Arts Center in Minsyong Township, Chiayi, on June 7. The company presented three sold-out performances in Chiayi June 7–8.

When Shen Yun began its first performance in Chiayi on June 7, President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen sent a floral bouquet, wishing the company’s performances in Taiwan success. 

Floral basket from Chen-yuan Tung, Minister of the Overseas Community Affairs Council.

Flower arrangements from Weng Chang-liang, Magistrate of Chiayi County (left), and Liu Hung-wen, Councilor of the Chiayi County Council (right). 

Floral basket from Huang Min-hui, Mayor of Chiayi City. 

Magistrate of Chiayi County: Exceeds Human’s Physicality 

Weng Chang-liang, Magistrate of Chiayi County, at the Shen Yun performance in Chiayi on June 8. 

Weng Chang-liang, the Magistrate of Chiayi County, saw Shen Yun in Chiayi on June 8. This is his third time seeing a Shen Yun performance. 

“Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance, and [the value of] wisdom, sincerity, benevolence, courage, and frugality in Chinese traditions – every word represents a level and a meaning... Without a spiritual idea, just with human physicality, it’s not very possible to exceed this kind of level. So I think actually professionalism and the pursuit of spiritual aspects are really the most important things in life,” Magistrate Weng said. 

This year, the Chiayi County government also purchased over 200 tickets for their frontline medical workers for the pandemic as well as police officers and firefighters to thank them for their years of hard work and sacrifice. 

Magistrate Weng said that he hopes that pandemic first responders can use this opportunity to experience the beauty of Shen Yun to help restore their tired bodies and minds. “I think that no matter what the world changes into, this pursuit of spiritual or [elevated] human character levels should not change with the environment. I think this is the most valuable thing,” he affirmed. 

“Every Program Is Truly Perfect”

Ho Chia-Heng, Mayor of Minsyong Township, also saw Shen Yun on June 8. This was his second time to see a Shen Yun performance. 

“Every performance is very touching. Every program is truly perfect... Shen Yun is a world-class art company. The dance skills are exquisite and superior. Especially that their first performances are in Minsyong, this is our honor. We’re very honored because of it,” Mayor Ho said. 

“The performance is full of positive energy,” he added. 

Yan Jung-yi, Councillor of Yunlin County, saw Shen Yun in Chiayi on June 7. 

“[Shen Yun] transformed people, improved people’s minds, and allowed people to experience a level of pure genuineness, pure compassion, and pure beauty. These are all the real beauty of Chinese culture, and what moral education and traditional culture need to inherit,” Councillor Yan said. 

Award-winning Dermatologist: Feel More Moved Each Time

Dr. Tai Chang-lung at the Shen Yun performance in Chiayi on the afternoon of June 7.

Dr. Tai Chang-lung, a dermatologist and owner of a dermatology clinic, and a recipient of the award “Taiwan’s 100 Best Doctors,” saw Shen Yun in Chiayi on the afternoon of June 7. He has seen Shen Yun multiple times over the years. 

“Every time I see it, I gain more understanding and feel more moved,” Dr. Tai said.

“The path to return to the heavenly home is through Dafa... I firmly believe it,” he said.

Speaking of Shen Yun’s portrayal of the ongoing persecution of Falun Dafa in China, including the crime of forced organ harvesting, Dr. Tai said, “Forced organ harvesting is an extremely negative topic. I hope I can be more helpful (in ending this crime).” 

Director of Sales: “Grand and Powerful”

Chang Lung-hsiung at the Shen Yun performance in Chiayi on the afternoon of June 7.

Chang Lung-hsiung, Director of Sales for a company, saw Shen Yun in Chiayi on the afternoon of June 7.

Mr. Chang was especially impressed by Shen Yun’s last scene. “Wow! Very spectacular, very creative. With the live music, this production truly was full of creativity. It really was very different!... The momentum was grand and powerful. The Buddha’s light illuminates all!” Mr. Chang said. 

“That momentum was unbelievable. Look at those powerful lights... the thermal energy is very high and the magnetic field is very strong!” he said.

Mr. Chang also stated that the backdrop was lively and magnificent and the whole design was precise and exquisite. He said the energy was so powerful that it could disperse viruses’ invasion of the human body. 

“I Really Appreciate Shen Yun”

Chiu Wan-chi at the Shen Yun performance in Chiayi on the afternoon of June 7.

Chiu Wan-chi, supervisor at the Organization for Taiwan Camellia Oil Industry Development, saw Shen Yun in Chiayi on the afternoon of June 7.

“How lucky we are, to have this kind of opportunity to see a performance like this. It’s really not easy. As I think about it, the emperors in the past had nothing more! But today we experienced multiple dynasties and even the contemporary. What an honor it is to be able to see a performance like this!” Ms. Chiu said. 

“If you want viruses to not invade your body, you have to come see Shen Yun, because [this] is positive energy and positive qi!... Shen Yun allowed us to convert bad thoughts, wicked thoughts to righteous thoughts, positive qi. Just like this virus that is intruding on us, we have to abandon the evil qi of the virus,” she said.

“I really appreciate Shen Yun,” she concluded. 

“The Inheritance of Five Thousand Years of Long History”

Su Chen-yi at the Shen Yun performance in Chiayi on June 8.

Su Chen-yi, President of UA Wood Floors, Inc., saw Shen Yun in Chiayi on June 8.

“Shen Yun preserved the Chinese culture and presented it through beautiful dancing and stories and very good directing. This was very astonishing to me,” Mr. Su said. 

“In Shen Yun, you can see the inheritance of five thousand years of long history, and that this is a beautiful culture. It goes deep into every Chinese person’s heart... I hope all Chinese people overseas are able to see Shen Yun,” he said. 

“My Immunity Went Up”

Liu Chang-chien at the Shen Yun performance in Chiayi on June 8.

Liu Chang-chien, the associate manager at a livestock company, saw Shen Yun in Chiayi on June 8.

“It’s my first time seeing Shen Yun. It’s great. It’s full of positive energy,” Mr. Liu said.

“Just let positive energy in and treat [the pandemic] with an optimistic frame of mind, then your immunity would naturally go up. [Shen Yun’s] demonstrating Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance is giving us, the entire humanity, a kind of full and great positive energy.

“I think for this pandemic, we need a positive energy to quickly get rid of it... I just saw Shen Yun and the atmosphere there made me feel very comfortable. I just feel full of joy, and naturally, my immunity went up,” he said. 

“I Felt Like I Was on the Clouds”

Lu Shang-cheng and his wife at the Shen Yun performance in Chiayi on June 8.

Lu Shang-cheng, General Manager of Shiun Long Plastic Co., Ltd., saw Shen Yun with his wife in Chiayi on June 8.

“When the curtain opened, that bright light really drew me in. I felt like I was on the clouds... Really great! The scene was awakening the mission of coming to the world,” Mr. Lu said. 

“If each one of us return to Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance, it will be a heaven and a pure land right away.

“Shen Yun reveals a tremendous message... Shen Yun emphasizes Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance, which is very important... Everyone should echo and promote the positive energy of Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance. There will then be a positive cycle and the Butterfly Effect, the society will then be peaceful and harmonious,” he said.

“It Felt Like I Was in Heaven”

Hsieh Feng-yu at the Shen Yun performance in Chiayi on the evening of June 7.

Hsieh Feng-yu, General Manager at Dayi, a biotechnology company, saw Shen Yun with his family in Chiayi on the evening of June 7.

Mr. Hsieh said he was especially moved by the piece, “Water Sleeves.” “It felt like I was in heaven. Actually at that time my eyes got a little teary. I just felt, ‘wow,’ how could there be such a beautiful scene in front of me. There was a feeling of having arrived at the heavenly world,” he said. 

“Very Excellent and Outstanding”

Chuang Yu-ming at the Shen Yun performance in Chiayi on the afternoon of June 7. 

Chuang Yu-ming, the sixteenth chairman of the Chiayi City Art Association, and an adjunct lecturer at Asian University, Taiwan’s Department of Visual Communication Design, saw Shen Yun in Chiayi on the afternoon of June 7. 

“Exquisite! Brilliant! Shen Yun’s art form, dance technique, performance content, and the emcees were all very excellent and outstanding!” Mr. Chuang said.

As an artist who has studied ethnic dancing, Mr. Chuang said, “As I was enjoying it, I especially noticed the performers’ dance movements. This was something that could be expressed only after a very skilled and very professional process.

“After I watch it, it felt like the sky after rain. Kind of similar to the blue and white porcelain. The kind of beauty when the clouds break after the rain stops.

“The part on compassion especially gave me a strong feeling... I think the bright side of human nature is the intrinsic quality, Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance. It’s very meaningful for society... Shen Yun gave everyone a space for reflection and a function of values clarification,” he said.

“Beauty That Cannot Be Described by Human Language!”

Tsang Ting-sheng at the Shen Yun performance in Chiayi on June 8.

Tsang Ting-sheng, a retired professor and Taiwanese literature researcher, saw Shen Yun in Chiayi on June 8. 

“It was so excellent that it was moving! Purifying beauty! Beauty that cannot be described by human language!.... Perfect!” Mr. Tsang said.

“I’ve never seen such a stunning performance... Costumes, dancing, movements, music, backdrop – not one wasn’t beautiful. An all-around beauty. The beauty as a whole was touching. Human language already cannot describe it.

“One’s entire body, mind and soul have been purified to very pure. Very happy. The entire body and mind were fused into a pure and beautiful realm. Thank you, Shen Yun. Thank you very very much. I truly appreciate it!

“Shen Yun can really elevate and heal people’s hearts!... Shen Yun displayed a China without communism. Through culture, art, dance, and music, [Shen Yun] has exceeded borders and successfully conquered the entire world. Shen Yun moves people no matter where it goes. People from the whole world cheer for and are moved by Shen Yun. Shen Yun’s success makes world peace and an ideal world not far ahead.

“I now very much look forward to Shen Yun’s performance next year,” Mr. Tsang said.

“Both My Body and Mind Were Stunned”

Chang Chiu-mi at the Shen Yun performance in Chiayi on the night of June 7.

Chang Chiu-mi, who is in charge of Wuling Farm, a tea farm, felt Shen Yun’s healing power after seeing the performance in Chiayi on the night of June 7.

Ms. Chang has been experiencing dizziness recently. However, after seeing Shen Yun, the dizzy feeling was gone. “Really. After seeing Shen Yun, even my spirit became better,” she said. 

In addition to the physical comfort, Ms. Chang was also moved by the performance. “The atmosphere was astounding. The scenery was beautiful. The performers’ costumes were very pretty... I feel touched. Both my body and mind were stunned,” she said.

The performance of the bel canto soprano also impressed Ms. Chang. “There was a natural feeling of being moved. There was a feeling of an electric current passing. It’s a feeling that’s very deep down in the heart,” she said. 

“We’re coming back next time,” she concluded. 

“Inflammation, Joint Pain, and Arm Fracture Were All Cured”

Ms. Liu Hsiu-ying saw Shen Yun in Chiayi on the night of June 7. This was her third time seeing a Shen Yun performance. After she went home, she contacted media reporters to share her miraculous experiences. 

“When the curtain opened and the lights on stage appeared, I felt a very strong energy. All the cells in my body felt electrified that all the pores opened up, throughout my body,” Ms. Liu said. 

“The energy this year was really very strong, super strong. My abdominal inflammation, joint pain, and arm fracture were all cured.

“Only the divine’s compassion has the ability to resolve all disasters, pain, and diseases... It was a right decision to come. I am now completely illness-free. Thank you, Shen Yun!” she said.

Ms. Liu further explained the three miracles that happened to her while watching Shen Yun:

Her gallbladder was removed when she had surgery for gallstones. During these past several years, she has been very bothered by the pain caused by the inflammation of the wound. Halfway through the performance, the place on her abdomen around the incision started to throb with pain. She then pressed on it as she usually did to continue watching the performance. “But because the programs were so wonderful. I completely forgot about it,” she said. 

At the beginning of this year, Ms. Liu's feet began to hurt for no reason, and the tendon became so hard that it could not bend. She had to hold onto the railing to climb stairs. Putting medicine on did not work. She had been suffering this pain for almost four months. “Halfway through the programs, my feet also started to have a throbbing pain. Again, I just touched and rubbed my ankles where the pain was... Because the show was so great, I just focused on watching the programs and the pain just disappeared,” she said. 

Over two months ago, Ms. Liu broke her arm and the doctor said that it would be three months before it was completely healed. “So I was watching Shen Yun. The programs were so good and the performers worked so hard, so I couldn’t help it and clapped along... I clapped lightly the first time because I was afraid of the pain. When I clapped the second time, there was a sound. And then my claps got louder and my hands felt easier as I was clapping. It felt like the arm had healed,” she said. 

“After I was watching each of Shen Yun’s numbers, I would be inexplicably brought to tears. Especially when in the program there was the Lord Buddha saving sentient beings, I felt this compassion, and would naturally be moved to tears. It was like this glorious feeling of Buddha’s light illuminating everything,” she said. 

“The next morning, my feet did not hurt when I bent them or stood. I live on the fifth floor and I went up the stairs three or four times that day. It was very easy. I can also carry things again. I really appreciate Shen Yun.

“I want to say to Shen Yun’s Artistic Director, Mr. D.F.: ‘I really appreciate it. The energy is truly so strong. It gave me this feeling. I am truly very grateful,” Ms. Liu concluded. 

Nearly Blind Audience Member: “Everything Performed Onstage Seemed Very Clear!”

Yang Hsing-pao at the Shen Yun performance in Chiayi on the night of June 7.

Yang Hsing-pao, the head of Hong Men Tong Ying Shan, saw Shen Yun in Chiayi on the night of June 7. 

For three months, Mr. Yang had been suffering the pain of bone fracture, and additionally, “My left eye is completely blind, and my right eye sees things very blurry. Things beyond 30 centimeters, everything is blurry and not clear,” he said.

“I came to see Shen Yun this time. Not only did I feel very very comfortable, I could see the stage clearly. Everything performed onstage seemed very clear! 

“During the entire performance, I felt very calm, a feeling of stillness. That calmness was really very enjoyable!

“Maybe this is a kind of special energy... That comfortable feeling cannot be expressed in words... Having lived this long, I seem to have never had this kind of experience before... It was the right decision to come today!” Mr. Yang said.

Upcoming Performances

Shen Yun continues its 2022 tour with upcoming performances in Tainan, Taiwan, June 15–17; Kaohsiung, Taiwan, June 21–25; Palermo, Italy, June 15–18; and Parma, Italy, June 21–23.