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  • Belgian Audiences Continue to Have High Praise for Shen Yun Performing Arts: "It Was Very Touching!"

    Truske Verloop, an organizer for the TEFAF Maastricht Art and Antiques Fair, along with her friend Carol Bentink, went to the show on Tuesday evening, May 4. "Totally awesome," Ms. Verloop said afterwards. "So delicate. All the colours, all the movement, all the thought behind it--it is too much to be able to comprehend in just one time, I think."
  • Belgium: Shen Yun "Very profound" Says Former Director General of EU Commission

    Among the audience was theologian Greet Heslinga. She talked about the perfection of the show. "It's incredible. It's truly magnificent. The costumes, the colours, the dance. For me, this was my first exposure to Chinese dance. And it was truly perfect, no flaws."
  • Journalist: "Wonderful, perfect, very exotic"

    Sébastien Morgan, a journalist for Wolvendael Magazine, a south-Brussels newspaper, wants everyone to see the Shen Yun Performing Arts show wherever in the world they might be. "I think there is an important message to convey. This show is one of the channels able to convey this message of spirituality, peace, tolerance, which are missing today," he said.
  • Belgian Audience Members Profoundly Moved by Shen Yun: 'Beautiful and Emotional, It's a Celestial Show!'

    "I think it's a celestial show!" exclaimed Belgian judge Christian Kubbens after watching Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company's opening show at the Aula Magna in Louvin-la-Neuve on Friday, April 30. He went to see the show with his wife, Cécile, also a judge, and their daughter who is of Chinese ethnicity.
  • Arts Community Touched as Shen Yun Premieres to Louvin-la-Neuve Belgium: 'Very Profound! This is Another Level'

    Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company premiered at Aula Magna in Louvin-la-Neuve on Friday, April 30. Françoise Van Caillie, a dance and movement professor from the Brussels-based Institut de Rythmique Jacques-Dalcroze de Belgique was in attendance, and was deeply moved by the performances.
  • Cardiff Audiences Highly Impressed by Shen Yun: 'It's a Wonderful, Wonderful Show!'

    The Lord Mayor of Cardiff, UK, Councillor Brian Griffiths, called Shen Yun Performing Arts "out of this world!" After watching the New York-based performing arts company's début performance to Wales on April 27, the Mayor was highly impressed: "We thought the show would be good. But it was more than good, it was fantastic."
  • Shen Yun Performs Last Paris Show

    The final Paris performance of Shen Yun Performing Arts concluded on April 25, 2010. "The beauty of the dancers was extraordinary," said French Member of European Parliament Jean Paul Gausez. "It is the first time I attended a traditional Chinese dance show, and I have to say this is quite beautiful, very colourful and vivid, with an almost hypnotic rhythm," said Mr. Gausez.

  • President of Amnesty International France: "It was superb!"

    Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company performed two shows in Paris on April 24-25. Genevieve Garrigos, president of Amnesty International France, said that she "...was especially struck by the performance about the persecution of Falun Gong, which was very well done, with great sensitivity and dignity. It was superb!"
  • UK's Professional Musicians Astounded by Shen Yun

    On April 27, 2010, Cardiff's Wales Millennium Centre hosted Shen Yun as they revived traditional Chinese dance and lore. In attendance was award-winning Welsh Folk musician Robin Huw Bowen. "I enjoyed everything, but the folk tales I thought were special ... They were beautiful," said Mr Bowen, especially praising the final dance.
  • Artist and Economist: Taking Time to See Shen Yun Is "Definitely worth it"

    Iveta Autratova, a wildlife artist and economist, said that taking the time to see Shen Yun with her family was "definitely worth it". Ms. Autratova was drawn to a Shen Yun poster that held her interest, and said she was especially intrigued to see the show because there is limited exposure to Chinese culture in the Czech Republic.
  • Dresden Audiences Enthusiastically Praise Shen Yun: 'Absolutely Unparalleled!'

    "I absolutely loved the show." said Ms. Milewski. "It was very diversified. Then, there were the beautiful costumes and the music." Her friend Ms. Gabriel agreed and added, "Also, artistically the show appears to be at a very high level." Ms. Gabriel shared that "the backdrops were wonderful. Everything was very harmonious. Everything was harmonised."
  • Dresden: 'Perfection of the highest calibre!'

    Shen Yun Performing Arts performed before a sold-out house on April 14 at the Kulturpalast Dresden. The artists were enthusiastically praised by the audience with long applause throughout the performances, three curtain calls and a standing ovation before the last curtain fell. Andre Flaemig and Cornelia Franke bought tickets three months in advance.
  • Vienna's Largest Venue Welcomes Shen Yun

    The Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company was greeted with thunderous applause and loud calls of 'Bravo!' as they staged two shows at Wiener Stadthalle, in Vienna, Austria, on April 17, 2010. Mr. Joerg Augustin, a business data processing specialist, attended the show with his friend, Sabine Bergner. Both said that they were deeply touched by the dance set, Nothing Can Block the Divine Path, which depicts the senseless persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in contemporary China.
  • Czech Republic Audience Uplifted by Shen Yun Performing Arts: 'Is Not Just Art, It Is Enormously Spiritual'

    Shen Yun Performing Arts graced the stage at the Janacek Theatre in Brno, Czech Republic and was highly praised by an appreciative audience, who honoured the artists with five curtain calls and a long standing ovation. Petr Mrkyvka, Honorary Consul of Poland in Brno, attended the premiere on April 19.
  • Dresden Professor: "I can only take off my hat and bow to the artists"

    Cathrin Limmer and Harald Richter said they clapped so hard that their hands hurt. The two restore old paintings, which helps them appreciate Shen Yun's hope of breathing new life into traditional Chinese culture and bringing it back in all its glory. "All-in-all, the dancers were fantastic. The movements were very demanding," Ms. Limmer said. Mr. Richter agreed and added, "I thought that the culture is wonderful as well as perfect."