Shen Yun Performing Arts, which presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music, has turned 10 this year. To celebrate, they have released a commemorative video.
In the video, the performers are shown sending birthday greetings, which reflect on how being part of Shen Yun has shaped them as artists and human beings.
The following is a selection of greetings from musicians, singers, dancers, and composers as they reflect on their experiences and what they have gained over the past 10 years as part of the Shen Yun family:
“Art is about giving the best to others, not what I want to obtain.”
“I often see people tearing up in the audience — it’s so uplifting to see how we can inspire others when we put our hearts together.”
“I left behind a lot to come here, but what I have sacrificed can’t compare with how much I have gained.”
“You showed me how to be a better person by following Truth, Compassion, and Tolerance.”
“You taught me that courage is not fearlessness, but having the nerve to face my fears.”
“Practice makes perfect, but you know what’s even more powerful? A steady mind and a heart unmoved.”
“You embody the wisdom of a profound culture. You brought what was almost destroyed in China back to life.”
“I didn’t appreciate my heritage before, but now I see it as something we should treasure. A culture built on spiritual traditions is a culture that can enlighten us all. Loyalty, modesty, dignity, faith — these principles live through you and I hope they can live through me as well.”
The 2017 World Tour is about to begin, here is the trailer:
To find out more, please visit: Shen Yun Performing Arts official website.