Having spent a fair amount of time in China, Mr. Baxter is familiar with Chinese culture.
“It was very authentic. I think it’s a wonderful performance. They did a great job carrying the essence of China forward,” he expressed.
“It would be wonderful to see China revive its foundation of traditional values and get out from underneath the communist repression,” he said.
Accompanying Mr. Baxter for the evening was company director Gretchen Kormarzec. She, too, loved the show and was touched by the quality of the performers’ artistic expressions.
“It was a wonderful and beautiful performance,” she exclaimed. “I have a Chinese exchange student at home so it was very nice to see the culture come out—really beautiful.”
Prior to the regime’s spread of atheism, the teachings of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism were indelible parts of Chinese life.
“In the times we live in, this is very important. People have different [beliefs] but I think this tradition of spirituality—Shen Yun really tried to embrace and show its importance to everyone.”