Shen Yun ‘Challenges Us to Think About the World’: Business Owner

PITTSBURGH — TJ Belsterling, owner of a landscaping company, didn’t know what to expect when he finished the show on the evening of Jan. 14. Mr. Belsterling couldn’t recommend the experience enough.

“I’ve never seen that before. I was pleasantly surprised to get a really good message. [Shen Yun] Very good points made. It’s not just something that everyone will enjoy [the performance had messages] That anyone can get away with it,” he said.

Finding that the company guarantees a new set of music and choreography each year, Mr Balsterling said he would definitely be back for more.

“[The dancers’] The movements, their fluidity, the way they move together, the storytelling – it was all amazing. Real art, really.”

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Based in New York, Shen Yun Performing Arts is currently the world’s leading classical Chinese dance and music company. Met with widespread acclaim since its founding in 2006, Shin Yun has grown to include eight equal-sized companies that travel the world at the same time.

For Mr. Balsterling, Shen Yun “talked a lot about virtue and how we’ve gotten away from caring about each other. We’re too consumed in our own worlds, in our own heads.”

“I think [Shen Yun] Challenges us to embrace each other instead of just ourselves. [We need to] Reveal the divinity in yourself and let the world see it,” he said.

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Created by pioneering Chinese artists who fled the persecution of the Chinese Communist regime, Shen Yun Artists have made it their mission to revive and share with the world China’s 5,000-year-old divinely inspired culture. The pre-communist era is divinely inspired culture.

While Mr. Balsterling explained that “it’s a shame” Shen Yun is currently banned by the Communist Party in China, he believes the show challenges people to think about not only In China, but also in all countries around. the world.

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“I hope one day [Shen Yun] Go to China because it has a good message. This is one that everyone needs to hear – especially the people whose culture they represent,” he said.

“What’s important is not just the dance, not just the artistry, but the actual message that comes through. It calls for that divinity within.”

Reporting by NTD and Jennifer Singh.

The Epoch Times is a proud sponsor of Shen Yun Performing Arts. We’ve been covering audience reactions since Shin Yun’s debut in 2006.


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