British businessman blinded by Shen Yun

London, UK — Shen Yun’s performance in London attracted many members of the UK business community, impressed not only by dance and music, but also by a deeper message.

Gavin Hope, director of a privately owned construction company, called the performance “absolutely great” and “lost.”

Based in New York, Shen Yun uses classical Chinese dance and music to revive traditional Chinese culture. Many of its short dances depict not only ancient legends, but modern stories from within China.

“I loved the story behind it, especially the story of the ongoing persecution of the Falun Dafa, the story of ancient spiritual practice based on the principles of truth, compassion, and tolerance.”

One of the Shen Yun dances, entitled “The Madness of the End of the Day,” describes the events surrounding forced organ removal in China, which have been recorded since 2006.

Hope’s wife, Lorraine, said dance made her “emotional” because she “understood what was happening in China with the sale of organs.”

She states: “Dancers are passionate about the story and tell the story through dance. They give it back to the audience.”

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Richard Sones and Suzanne Williams at the Shen Yun Performing Arts Performance at Eventim Apollo in London on March 3, 2022. (Mary Mann / The Epoch Times)

“Very enjoyable”

Richard Thornes, a bank manager with over 20 years of experience in fraud investigations and financial risk, also said he was particularly impressed with the dance about organ removal.

His partner, Sae Yamamoto Williams, said, “Take it home.”

She described herself as a “spiritualist” and said that “it is always good to be involved in higher realms and divinity.”

Mr. Thorne says that while Westerners can see the traditional Chinese culture presented by Shen Yun, it nevertheless disappears within China itself because it is not tolerated by the government. He said it was a shame.

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Darren Wren and Justine Webb at the Shen Yun Performing Arts Performance at Eventim Apollo in London on March 3, 2022. (Mary Mann / The Epoch Times)


Darren Len, owner and director of the electrical engineering company, said the performance was “very good” and the performer “must have had a lot of training for a long time.”

His partner, Justin Webb, said they also came with their parents watching the show.

She called the performance “absolutely incredible” and “fascinating.”

“I’m just fascinated by every move on stage,” she said. “I’ve never seen Chinese dance, but I’m sticking to what they’re doing.”

Report by Mary Mann and Alexander Zhang.

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