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Raleigh Audience Hope That Shen Yun Will Bring Culture to China Again

2019-01-07 23:49
Mitt Richards has some understanding of Chinese culture. As a former emergency medicine physician, he would have patients and now still has students whose parents only speak Chinese, so he is fluent in the language. He said, he was in tears when seeing the traditional Chinese culture of 5,000 years brought to life on stage. Mitt Richards Retired Emergency Medicine Physician [TIMECODE 0140] MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM The presentation, coupled with the music, the timing was perfect, the music... it stimulated the hearing. The costumes, the colors brought out the visual and then the athleticism, the movements that the grace of the performers brought it all together for a phenomenal, phenomenal show. It was very heartwarming for me. [TIMECODE 0110] MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM And on some of the stories that are told through dance, I actually, I teared up. I cried, [‘ku le’ in Chinese], I cried. Richards saw Shen Yun Performing Arts for the second time at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts on Jan. 6, and described the intensity of the experience afterward. Mitt Richards Retired Emergency Medicine Physician [TIMECODE 0122] MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM The intensity of the emotions and the belief that they had when they would dance, and this dealt with their own views on relationships, and love and expression of spirituality. All those things came out for me. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nvFRcGyOiiA1A5qt1TH05kLZ7gnNlmdC/view Judy Ziff Singer [TIMECODE 0040] MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM I was so taken by what we saw today. It was absolutely gorgeous. The costuming, the presentation, the precision, was just wonderful. Joanne Steiner Retired Business Executive [TIMECODE 0120] MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM It was a….and the way [Shen Yun] presented the history, was just absolutely perfection. We really enjoyed it. Mitt Richards Retired Emergency Medicine Physician [TIMECODE 0345] MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM This is a very thought-provoking and emotion-provoking performance that brings all of this, brings humanity out. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nvFRcGyOiiA1A5qt1TH05kLZ7gnNlmdC/view Judy Ziff Singer [TIMECODE 0313] MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM I think that’s sad when a country does destroy its history. And its art and all of the things that really make us human. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zostY-nEWUhvscoXPYkwuCTus1u9gq7x/view According to its website, the company is in the midst of its 2019 world tour, which involves six groups traveling to over 100 cities across countries. The one country they won’t be performing in though is China, which is still controlled by the Communist Party. https://drive.google.com/file/d/11tMXfJDIB321ZnlF4J0QqbAFIt6jnUWx/view Lisa Saenz Revenue Manager Duke Health Care System TO VIDEO EDITORS:HER HUSBAND NAME/TITLE IS: Joel Saenz Senior Vice President Interra International, LLC. *we need also add his title on screen:) [TIMECODE 0156] MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM And learning that people in China can’t actually see a show like this was kind of shocking to me. [TIMECODE 0210] MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM And it’s so beautiful, I wish they could. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nvFRcGyOiiA1A5qt1TH05kLZ7gnNlmdC/view Joanne Steiner Retired Business Executive [TIMECODE 0350] MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM When sometimes…power takes over value. When that happens, it usually isn’t very good, but in time, it can change. The human spirit is very dominant and will rise up and make good things happen. NTD News, Raleigh, North Carolina