By Xi Rui, Clearwisdom correspondent
(Clearwisdom.net) The DVD of the 2011 Global Chinese New Year Spectacular by Shen Yun Performing Arts has been released for Chinese audiences. On the eve of the Chinese New Year and on New Year’s Day, the New Tang Dynasty TV program could be received via satellite in China. It was delightful news for Chinese audiences.
Shen Yun poster appears on streets in China
Shen Yun Performing Arts is headquartered in New York and has a mission to revive the 5,000-year-old traditional culture of China. It presents the profound essence of Chinese traditional culture using classical Chinese dance, music and song. Shen Yun holds an annual global tour in first class theaters and has won endless praise. Audiences are impressed with Chinese culture. However, in China, people can only view the Shen Yun show on DVD.
Some Chinese received the DVD this year and were delighted after watching it. The following are some reports from China.
“I have been waiting for this show for a long time”
Those who watched the Shen Yun DVD last year were waiting for the new DVD this year. A driver in Taiyuan said he wanted a DVD on February 8 and asked again and again during the next few days. When he got one on February 12, he said he would watch it right away. After watching it, he said it was fabulous. He requested four more DVDs for his relatives and friends.
His son is a deputy head of criminal division in a local police station and his daughter-in-law works in a labor camp. After watching the DVD, they had very good feedback.
“Come back to perform in China as soon as possible”
On January 9, a neighbor came to visit me. My husband and I played the DVD and watched it with her. She said while watching, “Wonderful! The backdrop is beautiful. It appears all of our elites are gone abroad. Why is this shown in foreign country? They should come back to China to perform as soon as possible. All Chinese people can see the show then. After seeing Shen Yun, no one would want to see CCTV’s Chinese New Year show.”
Watching Shen Yun on Chinese New Year’s Eve
On Chinese New Year’s Eve and on the first day of the new year, I watched the Shen Yun show on NTDTV. Beforehand, my kids said excitedly, “I want to watch the fairies!” I am grateful for NTDTV and the nice programs. Watching NTDTV is a breath of fresh air.
Shen Yun gave him hope
I have a good friend. His whole family watches the Shen Yun DVD every year; his youngest son especially likes to watch it. Sometimes he even brought the DVD to his school dormitory to watch. He did very well in his studies and work. Though my friend agreed with the message on the surface, he did not accept it in his heart. After watching this year’s DVD, he said, “I think the CCP is finished.” I asked him why. He answered, “I can see it from this year’s Shen Yun show. The show is wonderful.” Shen Yun gave him hope and completely changed his view.
“I have never seen anything like it before”
On February 11, 2011, Fucai watched the Shen Yun DVD and said, “The program is so wonderful. CCTV cannot produce such good programs. You see how wonderful this show is—heaven, earth and humans are all on the same screen and integrated. It is genuine and has wonderful colors; the costumes are so beautiful. I have never seen anything like it before. After seeing this show, nobody will want to see CCTV’s New Year show.” He said he regretted not seeing last year’s Shen Yun show DVD.
He said after watching the show, “These are all good programs. Even if a policeman came, he could not say differently. Who would dare not allow it to be seen?”
One may wonder what the relationship is of watching the DVD with the police. It is no question for those who grew up in China. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is autocratic in ideology and all fields, including the arts, education, media and propaganda. The CCP does not allow people to have a different voice or thoughts.
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