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168 views • March 11, 2019

Shen Yun Reminds Us of Our Spiritual Roots

Shen Yun visited the Playsquare State’s Theater in Cleveland, Ohio, for three full-house performances on the weekend of March 2. Cleveland audience members were deeply touched by Shen Yun’s uplifting display of traditional, divinely-inspired culture. "The performance is very powerful. It's full of beauty and pageantry, exposing [of] the culture and the fantastic depth of the Chinese culture. It touched me very deeply," Alex Kuszewski said. "I think it has a very philosophical meaning. It’s not just surface, but it gets at to the heart of what makes us people in common." Kuszewski works as senior intellectual property counsel at Rockwell Automation. He brought his family of four to Shen Yun on March 2 and felt spiritually inspired by the performance. "I think it hits on a point that we all have at our core, at our basis—a search for our Creator and what made us come here," he added. "I think the world needs more divine inspiration and so it was a good thing to experience today," said Christine Marshall, executive director of Summit & Medina WACG. Shen Yun draws inspiration from China’s 5,000 years of civilization and the virtues long embraced and passed down through its culture. "I think it’s very inspiring. I think more people should be concerned about traditionalism. I think that there is certainly a way to learn from traditionalism versus all these new social media," said Daniel Martinelli, a business development executive with Xvivo Perfusion. "I think traditionalism has a very important place in our culture." "I think it needs to be shared with the world," added Kuszewski. "I think to show how important it is that about all of the searches that we commonly have together and to show what it means to be a true Chinese, and the history and how it is the common with the rest of the world." After the Chinese communist party took power in 1949, all the core values of Chinese culture were systematically destroyed. Shen Yun’s mission is to revive those values. "I think most of the world and many American don’t understand what has happened in China," Kuszewski said. "It’s so important for the truth to be revealed, that the communist government has come in and destroyed the beauty of Chinese people and the culture, their religion." "I think that the mission should continue and hopefully that everybody gets to experience this and I really wish the Chinese people could. When they said in the program or something, that it’s not in China, that made me sad," added Marshall. "I think it's unfortunate. I think it gives us a sense of how fortunate we are to [have] that freedom of expression of our faith and that search that I was talking about, that we are allowed to do that in this country," said Kuszewski. "Thank you for sharing this with the world, for making people become more aware of the beauty of the culture and the majesty and the pageantry of the dance and the music, and sharing and allowing people to really experience the true nature of Chinese culture, the beauty," Kuszewski said of Shen Yun. NTD News, Cleveland, Ohio
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