TORONTO—Jeff Neiman came to enjoy Shen Yun Performing Arts Thursday night with a group of 20 nurses from the Hospital for Sick Children. All of them were his guests that evening, a treat for all their hard work and dedication in helping children.
Mr. Neiman, a lawyer, founded and now runs Cardiac Kids charity, a volunteer group raising funds for children who are suffering from congenital heart disease.
The funds raised support children and staff in the cardiology department of The Hospital for Sick Children, providing social opportunities for the emotional health of children, as well as education for paediatric cardiac nurses.
“I think the show is phenomenal,” said Mr. Neiman. “It’s a thrill and I’m really, really pleased to have brought my guests this evening.”
He said they are enjoying it “very, very much,” and he looks forward to hearing more of their feedback.
Established in New York with a mission of reviving 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture, Shen Yun has become the world’s foremost classical Chinese dance and music company, dazzling diverse audiences on some of the world’s greatest stages.
Mr. Neiman described having a feeling of warmth after seeing the performance.
He was also impressed by the beauty and diversity of the Chinese culture.
“We as Canadians have a lot to learn and a lot of beautiful things to see from it,” he said.
Shen Yun’s animated backdrop also stood out for him. Mr. Neiman said that although he has seen many shows, he has not found one like it.
Designed to extend the stage into heavenly realms, ancient palaces and beautiful landscapes, the backdrops are meant to match every aspect of the performance, and even interact with dancers onstage.
“Very, very unique, very original and comes out outstanding,” he said.
Mr. Neiman encouraged everyone to come see Shen Yun.
“You have to come see it, definitely worthwhile everyone,” he said.
“If they have an opportunity, they should definitely come by—it’s worth it.“
Reporting by Teng Dongyu and Madalina Hubert
New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. Shen Yun’s World Company will perform in Toronto until Jan. 26. For more information, visit:ShenYunPerformingArts.org
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