Shen Yun ‘Moving, Hopeful’ and Shows a Greater Good, Says Editor-in-Chief
MONTERREY, Mexico—Sisters Patricia and Alejandra Gonzalez brought their mother to enjoy Shen Yun Performing Arts at the Auditorio Pabellón M on April 28.
The experience of stories spanning 5,000 years of China brought them happiness.
“It was amazing, I believe that all the dance and the message behind the dance it’s for all the audience. I think it’s moving, hopeful, and at the same time happy. I don’t know, it’s like all the emotions in one performance,” said Ms. Alejandra Gonzalez, an editor-in-chief.
“Even though some dances are sad at the beginning it always end with a hopeful note—it’s like you have to go through a process and let go of things in order to learn and grow. And I believe that’s in all the performance.”
“And all the characters evolve in all the stories to reach some greater good or greater goal at the end of line.”
New York-based Shen Yun is the world’s premier classical Chinese dance company, and the ancient art form is noted for its expressiveness and storytelling capability.
Ms. Alejandra Gonzalez said she appreciated the depth and layers of each story, which also allowed the audience to learn some more about the traditional Chinese culture. She noted that there was a connection to God in these stories which felt universal and could be understood by all cultures.
“I believe it’s part of our culture, every culture to believing the higher power, so it’s important to see these stories,” she said. “Even in the legends of the beginning of times, or in the stories that big companies tell you, they always tried to teach you something to how to confront the present to have a better future.”
She said she believed Shen Yun reaches people’s hearts, and is doing something amazing for the human race.
Ms. Patricia Gonzalez, a professor, said in summary, “it’s perfection.”
“It was amazing, the dance and the orchestra, perfect,” she said. “It is a beautiful show, with a lot of colors, and dancing, and inspiration and history.”
“I feel it is something that is needed to preserve,” she said. “It is a beautiful culture, and this is a way to preserve it and to know to the world.”
The traditional values she saw in the show felt important.
“I think it’s very important, especially now in the world we are living in, and in our reality, it’s a way to enrich our soul, our spirit too,” she said. It left her with “beauty, and also, a moment of reflection about our reality.”
Reporting by Lily Yu.
The Epoch Times is a proud sponsor of Shen Yun Performing Arts. We have covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.