MISSISSAUGA, Canada— Among those in the sold-out crowd at Mississauga’s Living Arts Centre Friday night for the opening of Shen Yun Performing Arts was Glen Murray, the longtime former mayor of Winnipeg and current CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute.
“It was an extraordinary show. It was beautiful. The dancing was extraordinary,” Mr. Murray said after the performance, the first-ever in Mississauga.
Murray described the dancers as “agile, graceful, and athletic,” the music as “wonderful,” and the singing as “heart-warming.” He also pointed to Shen Yun’s revival of traditional Chinese culture.
“I’ve been to China—Shenzhen, Chengdu, Nanjing, Beijing and Hong Kong—and to Taiwan—Taipei and Taichung. I’ve learned more about traditional Chinese culture here, about the dancing and the musical traditions and the old traditions, than I learned in China because you don’t see this in China anymore. A lot of it has been suppressed and forgotten, so it’s wonderful to see the culture that so many people have not seen for a long time being restored, and invigorated and celebrated on stage.”…… (more details from the Epochtimes)