Why are Shen Yun’s artists concerned about Falun Dafa?
The story of Falun Dafa, and the persecution of people who practice it in China, hits close to home for many of our artists.
Shen Yun’s artists practice the Falun Dafa meditation exercises and follow its teachings for self-improvement. But if these same dancers and musicians went to a park in China today and started doing the same meditation exercises, they would be arrested and possibly tortured and killed.
A number of our performers have in fact experienced this persecution in China, or have had such things happen to their family members. Some of the dancers that you see on stage, performing with such joy and passion, have lost parents due to torture in China’s detention camps.
For them, it is all too real. They feel they must do something to help their loved ones and the people of China, and to tell their story.
See videos about Shen Yun’s persecuted artists.