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Shen Yun's Cultural Storytelling Impresses in Ottawa

2018-12-31 00:59
Shen Yun Performing Arts kicked off the Canada-leg of its 2019 world tour by performing to a full house at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. People from all walks of life enjoyed the performance and said, it's an experience of the human spirit. Simon Blouin Sirois Trade Policy Analyst Global Affairs Canada It’s very colorful. The dance, the music, was very impressed by the soprano that’s been singing tonight. I like the deepness of not only the voice, but also the lyrics. Leonard Reil Senior Policy Adviser Global Affairs Canada I really enjoyed it. It was both funny at different times. It was stunningly beautiful. I thought it had a lot of emotional resonance. It was just a really interesting, a really enjoyable performance. Nérée St Amand Professor University of Ottawa The erhu! I heard that so many places in the world, now I’m hearing it here. I feel like I could cry because it’s so beautiful. It’s such a pure instrument, divine instrument. Sarah Ives Owner Sarah Mae Ives Inc. Yeah, the music was incredible. I’d say the colors were stunning and I was surprised that there were [was] wonderful storytelling as well. Orest Nowakiwsky President Memcare Corporation I think it does open one’s eyes to the rich culture that China has acquired over the years. Simon Blouin Sirois Trade Policy Analyst Global Affairs Canada It’s a glance in the Chinese culture, really. Jacob Kovalio Associate Professor Carleton University It’s very educational in a sense to wider audience because of the historical approach that it takes. In other words, telling people, showing people an impressive and straight forward ways as well as very known periods like Tang, Ming, and Qing Dynasty. Robert Falcon Ouellette Members of Parliament I think it’s a very important component of the human existence. Without spirituality, what are we? What makes us human beings? Nérée St Amand Professor University of Ottawa When you see these beautiful movements and colors, and music and all this and the lessons that behind this I’m hopeful for humanity. David Kilgour Former Members of Parliament And tonight’s was absolutely the best. Even better than last year and I didn’t think that was possible. NTD News, Ottawa, Canada