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  • Company President Deeply Touched by Shen Yun in Athens: "Really Fantastic, Very Emotional"

    A last minute change of venue could not deter Shen Yun Performing Arts as the New York-based company continues its 2010 World Tour. It is making history while delighted audiences around the globe bear witness as the artists resurrect China's ancient culture. Mr. Ghiolman found Shen Yun "really fantastic", exclaiming, "all my friends who were with me were really shocked and touched."
  • Athens Doctor Experiences "Higher Levels" Through Shen Yun

    Commenting on the spiritual message of Shen Yun, Mr. Papadopoulos said, "I think it's the positive message of the dances. If one thinks of the tradition and the spirit that was needed for all of this to be preserved for 5,000 years, when you see it today, you realize there is definitely a strong spirit in order for it to survive this long."
  • Deputy Mayor of Education: Shen Yun is "Full of wisdom"

    Enthusiastic applause and joyful laughter resonated through the Badminton Theatre in Athens on the evening of Thursday, June 3, 2010, responding to the first of two shows from Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company. Deputy Mayor of Education Irene Papageorgiou attended the performance. "I was really impressed. It's a fantastic show! It's so colourful, with wonderful music! The male and female dancers are fantastic."
  • Istanbul, Turkey, Shen Yun Premieres to High Praise: 'This show reflects the Chinese culture purely and truly'

    Gülsen Tuncer, a film and theatre artist and academic, was in the audience for the Istanbul show. "We know that the Chinese culture is a very [deeply] rooted, ancient, colourful and sophisticated culture," the artist said. "What we have seen and what amazes me with this show is how they combined the Chinese tradition with technology."
  • Istanbul: World-renowned Surgeon Says, "I'm really impressed"

    Shen Yun Performing Arts staged three shows at Lutfi Kirdar Congre Centre's Anadolu Auditorium, in the ancient city of Istanbul, Turkey. In attendance was Dr. Münci Kalayolu, an internationally renowned organ transplant surgeon and chairman of the Department of Surgery at Memorial Hospital in Istanbul. "I loved it a lot."
  • Istanbul Audience Member: Shen Yun a "Magical Experience"

    On Friday 21st May, Shen Yun Performing Arts performed at the auspicious Anadolu Auditorium. Enjoying the performance was engineer Ismael Cinar. "This show was a magical music and dance combination.

 When I see a show, I'm looking for centralization... But this was good. It's incredible."

  • Switzerland: Patron Drawn to Shen Yun Like a Magnet

    Florence Clavier is a stopover director for an airline company at the Geneva airport. She travelled over an hour from Geneva to see the Shen Yun Performing Arts show on May 15. This was her third time seeing Shen Yun. "The first time was magic, the second was also magic, and the third was even more magic!" After the show, she said, "I leave from there rejuvenated, rested."
  • Belgian Dancer and Singer Rave about Shen Yun

    Former ballerina Monique Deval was moved to tears after watching the Shen Yun Performing Arts show at the Aula Magna on Saturday May 8, 2010. "It is absolutely fabulous! Fabulous! Moving! It is extraordinary, they are all so full of beauty and lightness--I had tears in my eyes," she said. "It was all so extraordinary, this show."
  • Shen Yun in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium: A Precious Gift for Mom

    Ms. Kristina László wanted to see Shen Yun after attending a reception in Parliament promoting the show. She and her mum, Ilona, attended in honour of her mother's 60th birthday. The ladies loved the show and thought Shen Yun was a great way to mark the occasion. Ms. László said joyfully, "We celebrated like this."
  • Belgium: "The Show Is an Explosion of Energy"

    From April 30 to May 9, 2010, Shen Yun Performing Arts has been bringing the beauty and pageantry of ancient Chinese culture to the stage of the Aula Magna Theatre in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, near the EU capital of Brussels. Mr. Alvaro Guillen Lazo, who helps support the EU Parliament, came to the show with his wife and two children.
  • Shen Yun in Belgium: Moved by the Beauty and Given New Hope

    "This show has opened my mind to Chinese culture, the richness of this country, the diversity of everything that can be seen as cultural richness, the dances, the colours, mostly the differences between regions, because, depending on the scenes, some things would come from North, or Mongolia, or South, or the lakes area."
  • Shen Yun in Switzerland: 'I Discovered a China Much More Joyous and a Culture Much More Profound'

    Patrice Neuenschwander, cultural delegate of the city of Neuchatel, joined the enthusiastic audience and expressed his delight in the show. "This is a truly magical show, the colours are really extraordinary, the costumers are fantastic, the technique of both the male and female dancers are also quite remarkable. It's really a beautiful spectacular."
  • Member of European Parliament Impressed by Shen Yun: "I Just Don't Know How They Manage To Do It."

    Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company concluded a spectacular, ten-show run, at the Aula Magna in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium on May 11, 2010. Among the many distinguished guests at the show was European Parliament member, Roger Helmer, who represents East Midlands, UK. Mr. Helmer said he would definitely recommend the show to his friends.
  • Co-President of the Romanian Independent Society of Human Rights Sends Greetings to Celebrate 2010 Falun Dafa Day

    "The principles promoted by Falun Dafa - Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance - can help us all, whatever our beliefs, to try to improve life and perspective on life. These principles help us to cherish the most important thing to us that men care for those less fortunate, sacrifice, loyalty and dedication."
  • Former Romanian President Emil Constantinescu Writes to Romanian Falun Dafa Association in Recognition of the Principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance

    "The principles promoted by Falun Dafa - Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance - can help us all, whatever our beliefs may be, in our attempt to improve our life and the perspective of life. These principles help us cherish the most important thing for us, as human beings: the concern for the less fortunate ones, the sacrifice, loyalty and dedication."