Senior Member of Congress Denis Kucinich Calls Shen Yun 'Striking'
Dennis Kucinich, the 2008 Democratic presidential candidate and a senior member of Congress, said after watching Shen Yun: “The artistic performance that we had the opportunity to see this evening was striking in so many ways that one continues to search for superlatives to describe the motion, the form, the balletic nature, the music, and everything about it that is so inspiring.
“Let us always remember that behind that is the elevation of the human condition, behind that is what connects us to things that transcend this world. So as we celebrate Shen Yun, let us remember the deeper message behind their presence, and applaud it and thank them.”
Nathaniel Kahn is a renowned documentary filmmaker who has been nominated more than once for an Oscar. After he watched the Shen Yun performance in Philadelphia, he said he felt that every dance and every song was very inspiring and was helping people find their true selves: “All I can say is thank you so much for doing this [Shen Yun] as it’s enormously important, and if heaven is the way we saw it tonight, count me in.”
February 16, 2010