Shen Yun International Performing Arts Troupe Wows Audience in Kentucky
The American Shen Yun International Performing Arts Troupe made its first local performance of the season at the Arts Center of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky on February 10, 2024. The event was met with a very warm atmosphere as the audience continued to applaud throughout the performance.
The show brought five thousand years of Chinese cultural history, beliefs, and orthodox beliefs to life on stage through dance, music, and backdrops, allowing the audience to truly appreciate the essence of traditional Chinese culture. The scene at the Arts Center was captured in a picture that was taken and published by Yue Lei of The Epoch Times.
Vice President of the Military Academy, Jonathan Scholl, expressed his admiration for the performance, calling it “definitely a wonderful and wonderful performance.” Dr. Richard Englehardt, the dean of the university and professor of history, also commended the performance, noting the similarities between Falun Dafa and other religions.
Dan Radford, a senior health director at Tyson Foods, spoke highly of the performance as well, saying, “It felt like being in heaven.” He added that the strong energy during the performance was very enjoyable.
Jonathan Scholl, the deputy dean of the Military Academy, also shared his thoughts on the performance, emphasizing the powerful appeal of the music and his emotional reaction to the dance drama that depicted believers being persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party.
Dr. Richard Englehardt, the university provost, praised the performance for its educational significance, saying that Shen Yun both presents Chinese history and is worth watching. He further noted the spirituality and universal value portrayed in the singing and dancing.
Dan Radford, a senior health director at Tyson Foods, echoed the sentiments of the other audience members, expressing his appreciation for the deep spiritual and cultural significance of the performance.
The performance left a lasting impact on the audience, conveying a message of unity, cultural appreciation, and respect for beliefs. As Shen Yun continues its tour, it is clear that the international performing arts troupe has succeeded in captivating and inspiring audiences with its portrayal of Chinese history and culture.