Aspiring Actor Says Shen Yun Is a Learning Experience

WASHINGTON—We have the arts to marvel in beauty. We have the arts to entertain us. We have the arts to help us reflect on a higher purpose. And we have the arts to help us learn. Shen Yun Performing Arts’s opening night performance at the Kennedy Center Opera House on Feb. 16 included all of the above. Finance student Emerald Pollard thought it was “spectacular, I was beyond ecstatic with everything.” On her third time watching New York-based Shen Yun, she brought along her boyfriend Kevin Green, an aspiring actor. For him, it was a deep learning experience. “It’s interesting to see the history and culture through a performance,” he said. Each of the Shen Yun’s individual songs or dances highlights some cherished value of traditional Chinese culture—compassion, loyalty, kindness…


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