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  • UK's Professional Musicians Astounded by Shen Yun

    On April 27, 2010, Cardiff's Wales Millennium Centre hosted Shen Yun as they revived traditional Chinese dance and lore. In attendance was award-winning Welsh Folk musician Robin Huw Bowen. "I enjoyed everything, but the folk tales I thought were special ... They were beautiful," said Mr Bowen, especially praising the final dance.
  • Artist and Economist: Taking Time to See Shen Yun Is "Definitely worth it"

    Iveta Autratova, a wildlife artist and economist, said that taking the time to see Shen Yun with her family was "definitely worth it". Ms. Autratova was drawn to a Shen Yun poster that held her interest, and said she was especially intrigued to see the show because there is limited exposure to Chinese culture in the Czech Republic.
  • Dresden Audiences Enthusiastically Praise Shen Yun: 'Absolutely Unparalleled!'

    "I absolutely loved the show." said Ms. Milewski. "It was very diversified. Then, there were the beautiful costumes and the music." Her friend Ms. Gabriel agreed and added, "Also, artistically the show appears to be at a very high level." Ms. Gabriel shared that "the backdrops were wonderful. Everything was very harmonious. Everything was harmonised."
  • Dresden: 'Perfection of the highest calibre!'

    Shen Yun Performing Arts performed before a sold-out house on April 14 at the Kulturpalast Dresden. The artists were enthusiastically praised by the audience with long applause throughout the performances, three curtain calls and a standing ovation before the last curtain fell. Andre Flaemig and Cornelia Franke bought tickets three months in advance.
  • Vienna's Largest Venue Welcomes Shen Yun

    The Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company was greeted with thunderous applause and loud calls of 'Bravo!' as they staged two shows at Wiener Stadthalle, in Vienna, Austria, on April 17, 2010. Mr. Joerg Augustin, a business data processing specialist, attended the show with his friend, Sabine Bergner. Both said that they were deeply touched by the dance set, Nothing Can Block the Divine Path, which depicts the senseless persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in contemporary China.
  • Czech Republic Audience Uplifted by Shen Yun Performing Arts: 'Is Not Just Art, It Is Enormously Spiritual'

    Shen Yun Performing Arts graced the stage at the Janacek Theatre in Brno, Czech Republic and was highly praised by an appreciative audience, who honoured the artists with five curtain calls and a long standing ovation. Petr Mrkyvka, Honorary Consul of Poland in Brno, attended the premiere on April 19.
  • Dresden Professor: "I can only take off my hat and bow to the artists"

    Cathrin Limmer and Harald Richter said they clapped so hard that their hands hurt. The two restore old paintings, which helps them appreciate Shen Yun's hope of breathing new life into traditional Chinese culture and bringing it back in all its glory. "All-in-all, the dancers were fantastic. The movements were very demanding," Ms. Limmer said. Mr. Richter agreed and added, "I thought that the culture is wonderful as well as perfect."
  • World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong Announces List of People and Organisations Involved in Persecution

    On March 22, the World Organisation to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) announced a list of people and organisations in China that are being investigated for being involved in the persecution of Falun Gong. There are 7051 organisations and 13,332 individuals on the list, and they come from all levels of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) committees, national security systems, law systems, prisons and forced labour camps.
  • Swedish MP: "We Should Reflect on What Life Is About"

    The Shen Yun Performing Arts Touring Company was warmly and enthusiastically received in Linköping, Sweden on April 8, 2010. Although Conservative MP Mrs. Yvonne Andersson had been to China on a couple of occasions, she had never experienced anything like the traditional Chinese culture that Shen Yun presented in the show.
  • Shen Yun in Dresden: 'The Expression of Inner Beauty is Just Wonderful!'

    The New York-based Shen Yun Touring Company brought their unique blend of Chinese classical dance to Germany's Dresden Kulturpalast for a second year on April 14. The opening show was filled to capacity, with an enthusiastic audience honouring the artists with thunderous applause throughout the performances and three curtain calls.
  • Oslo Manager Appreciates the "Depth" of Shen Yun

    Giving the show a long standing ovation and drawing five curtain calls, the audience at the Sunday, April 10 afternoon Shen Yun show thoroughly enjoyed the performance. Mr. Espen Lyngra, a consultant manager at Oracle, said, "I like the mix of, I like all the colours, the really strong colours, ... giving a very good impression."
  • Swedish Art Purveyors Awestruck by Shen Yun

    On April 5, 2010, a full house gathered to witness Shen Yun perform in Stockholm. Swedish Opera singer Mira Pyne, a young and celebrated soprano, attended Shen Yun's sold-out performance. "It was fantastically good!" said Ms. Pyne. "The choreography and performance are genius, which must be the result of very hard work," added her husband.
  • Danish Dance Choreographer: Shen Yun is "A High, High Quality Performance!"

    Peter Stokkebroe, a prize winning Danish professional ballroom dancer and choreographer, was thrilled and delighted with the Shen Yun show. He really appreciated the opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture through watching the show. "It has been amazing to have a better insight into Chinese culture through this wonderful show," he said.
  • Speech Given by Argentina's Judge Octavio Aráoz de Lamadrid at Geneva UN Forum on Human Rights in China, Part 3

    Since the onset of the lawsuit, the Chinese government has been coercing the Argentina government to block the case. On the 21st of December 2009, the judge resigned due to internal political pressure from the Argentina government. He said in an interview that he preferred to step down than to give in and do things which he will regret later. In March 2010, Judge de Lamadrid attended the 13th Session of the UN Human Rights Council to bring the case to the international community.
  • Speech Given by Argentina's Judge Octavio Aráoz de Lamadrid at Geneva UN Forum on Human Rights in China, Part 2

    'With regard to jurisdiction immunity, following the practice before the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, it was established that a diplomatic official cannot be detained except in the case of a serious crime, and always by judicial decision. Genocide seems to be a crime sufficiently serious enough so that this immunity, resulting in these cases, lacks virtuality.'