Posted on Nov 27, 2018
Our speaker today was  PingPing Yu who spoke to us about Shen Yun, a musical production that brings to life an ancient legend that tells of divine beings who came down from the heavens to bestow a glorious civilization upon humankind.   Here are some pictures:
Our speaker today was  PingPing Yu who spoke to us about Shen Yun, a musical production that brings to life an ancient legend that tells of divine beings who came down from the heavens to bestow a glorious civilization upon humankind.  Ping Ping was born and raised in Beijing, China and has been volunteering for Shen Yun for 12 years.  She took us through the history of China which is 5000 years old to 1949 when Communism took over the country.  Under communist rule, Mao and others  ruthlessly eradicated traditional Chinese culture, removed the spiritual aspect of peoples' lives, inflicted public humiliation , heaped  physical abuse upon the populace, destroyed the intellectuals and eliminated free thinking.  The impact on Chinese culture was/is horrible.  Today in China there is a loss of faith, truthfulness, morality and reverence for nature.  But, Ping Ping told us that there is hope for the future and that lies in the past.  Shen Yun's mission is to revive ancient traditions and show the true cultural heritage of China. The troupe has performed around the world and has been given rave revues.  They will be performing at the Ordway in St. Paul this coming Feb.14th through Feb.17th.  For more information please go to www.ShenYun.com .  Some of us have seen a performance and it really is spectacular! Here are some pictures:
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