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Providencxe audience brought to tears

2019-02-07 13:34
Shen Yun has successfully finished its performances in Providence at the Providence Performing Arts Center over the weekend of Feb. 2. Its uplifting message brought the audience to tears. "It was wonderful, I was holding back tears several times, and laughter and joy kept coming over and over," said ceramic artist Patricia Silberhorn, with tears rolling down her face. "So much work. I so appreciate all of the goodness, effort in such style and freedom, and love and awareness." "[It] was spectacular, and for many, many different reasons. But not the least of which is that it was very educational and in addition to being entertaining," said Karen Bell. Dr. Bell is a former director of Center for Sustainable Health and Care and a former Senior Vice President of HIT Services, Masspro, the federally-contracted Quality Improvement Organization within Massachusetts. She expresses her gratitude after watching the performance. "And I'd also like to thank everyone involved in this," she said. "I think so often we see things today and we think that this is the way they've been for a long time, and the reality of it is just so much of what the Chinese culture has brought to us is misunderstood." "It was very very unique. I've never seen anything like it before," said Edward Bell, a violist. "When I heard the music, I just thought this is so uplifting. And when I saw them dancing to the music and the way they moved ... just so gracefully," said the author Christina Laurie, pointing to her heart. "It just touched me really here." "You can tell that it's something inspired they're not just acting it but you can tell they feel it," said Lauren Stephens a former figure skating teacher. Sense of Hope Audiences in Providence shared their appreciation of Shen Yun’s mission, which is to revive the authentic and original manifestation of traditional Chinese culture and art. "For me, the whole story behind the performance is as interesting as the performance itself," added Mrs. Stephens. "That it's something that you're reviving and the culture, and I think that's an awesome, something to aspire to, it's great." "Well, I think the fact that you can revive it in New York is pretty it's pretty spectacular too, and I can only congratulate the group for doing this," said cardiologist Jim McFarland. A positive message was experienced by the audiences. "It's just awe-inspiring. It's a reminder that we have a long history of evolution in many different ways, and we‘re all connected," said Mrs. Bell. "It's a very divisive time not just in this country, but around the world as well, so it offered a sense of hope. If we can all come together I think there is hope for the future." NTD News, Providence, Rhode Island