With Greetings from 24 Texas State Officials, Shen Yun Begins Its 2016 World Tour
[PureInsight.org] The world famous Shen Yun Performing Arts ensemble will begin its 2016 world touring in the state of Texas on December 22 in Houston, where the show will last ten days. On the first day of the coming New Year 2016, another Shen Yun troupe will arrive in Dallas to perform ten shows. Twenty-four Texas state officials have sent out their greeting letters to Shen Yun Performing Arts to praise them and welcome their arrival in Texas.
The year 2016 will mark the ninth anniversary since Shen Yun’s first debut in 2007. A brand new set of programs will be presented to the world. People will get to see stories of ancient Chinese legends, historical events and heroic figures. With colorful costumes, animated backdrops, unique choreography, enchanting music and solos, Shen Yun will once again bring back the beauty and quintessence of 5000 years of Chinese culture to the world.
More than ten Texas state officials have declared December 22, 2015 through January 2, 2016 as Houston’s “Shen Yun Performance Days” and January 1 through January 10 as Dallas’s “Shen Yun Performance Days”.
Senior Senator John Cornyn said in his personal letter to Shen Yun, “I am very happy to present my greetings to Shen Yun while everyone is celebrating the ‘Shen Yun Performance Days’ here in Texas; Shen Yun helps to present the multicultural characteristics of this state.”
2016 Presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz said in his letter, “I am very happy to welcome Shen Yun to Texas to present its show. I would like to express my appreciation for Shen Yun’s efforts through dancing and music to illustrate outstanding histories and rich cultures and to expose the persecution and violence that is happening in Mainland China.”
Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson said in his letter, “Please accept my warm welcome. It is my honor to host Shen Yun Performing Arts again in my district because Shen Yun brings traditional Chinese culture to us through its dancing and music.”
Representative Pete Sessions hopes that Shen Yun will succeed in its shows. He also indicated that he is looking forward to seeing the show himself.
While welcoming the arrival of Shen Yun, Representative Marc Veasey praised Shen Yun for its team effort to create a form of art that is closely tied to the current ongoing world events and present a scheme on kindness, compassion and courage.
In his personal letter to Shen Yun, Representative Allen Fletcher said that Shen Yun brings a magnificent human culture that is almost lost in the current world. This culture has been forming in China for over 5000 years of human history. Shen Yun artists bring back such a culture through their touching music and dance.
Shen Yun Performing Arts was first established in 2006 in New York. Its mission is to revive authentic Chinese divine culture to the whole world. Shen Yun has already attracted many world-class artists, many of whom have won various international awards in dancing competitions, dance choreography and musical contests. From just one troupe at the very beginning, Shen Yun now has four troupes and four orchestras. Every year, Shen Yun travels around the whole globe to present its shows in more than 100 cities across the world.
Texas Representative Dwayne Bohac said in his praising letter to Shen Yun that Shen Yun has a group of elite artists from around the world and that Shen Yun’s orchestra is very unique in that it combines eastern and western musical instruments in a harmonious way.
Representatives Patricia Harless and Carol Alvarado both issued resolutions to praise Shen Yun. In the resolutions, the Representatives indicate that Shen Yun trains its artists through traditional means, and Shen Yun celebrates ancient and modern Chinese traditions and cultures through its wonderful dancing and music. Every year, a brand new set of programs is presented to the world, and all the audiences from across the world can enjoy those extremely difficult performing skills onstage and become enlightened from the show.
Many mayors and town officials from cities and towns near Houston and Dallas also sent praising letters to Shen Yun. These mayors and town officials include Houston city Mayor Annise Parker, Haltom city Mayor David Averitt, Grand Prairie city Mayor Ron Jensen, Addison town Mayor Todd Meier, North Richland Hills city Mayor Oscar Trevino, Lewisville city Mayor Rudy Durham, Irving city Mayor Beth Van Duyne, Southlake city Mayor Laura Hill, Plano city Mayor Harry LaRosiliere, Euless city Mayor Linda Martin, Fort Worth city Mayor Betsy Price, Allen city Mayor Stephen Terrell, Arlington city Mayor Jeff Williams, Richland Hills Mayor Bill Agan, Frisco city Mayor Maher Maso and Grapevine city Mayor William D. Tate.
Translated from: http://news.zhengjian.org/node/30012