(Minghui.org) On April 21, 2019, Shen Yun Performing Arts presented the last of its performances in three cities in the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan area: Washington, D.C.; Fairfax, Virginia; and Baltimore, Maryland.

The Shen Yun North America Company held seven sold-out shows at The Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C., from April 17 through April 20, 2019.

The Shen Yun Touring Company held three sold-out shows in Fairfax, Virginia, from March 12 through March 14, 2019.

The Shen Yun Touring Company held four sold-out shows in Baltimore, Maryland, from December 21 through December 23, 2018.

“Makes You Want to Be a Better Person”

Harvey Johnson, Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, and his wife Lisa Johnson, who works at the Department of Defense, attended the Shen Yun show at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C., on April 17, 2019.

“This experience was an uplifting experience,” said Harvey Johnson. “It really touched my heart... I could watch that all day because I believe that’s what the world needs.

“It makes you want to be a better person,” he said, “to really go into yourself and to see how can I make myself better, so that when I go out into the world, I can make the world a better place, so that there’s less of the things going on that are negative.”

“Just Gave Me Joy to Watch”

William Kable (second from left), former Maryland Assistant Attorney General, attended the Shen Yun show at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 23, 2018.

“It was very nice. Well-done – put together... It just gave me joy to watch,” said William Kable.

He added, “We need that. That’s what’s missing from our lives today... We don’t pay attention to what happened in years past, according to what we want to do now.”

Lift People to a Higher Possibility

Peter Hertsgaard, actor, attended the Shen Yun performance at The Kennedy Center Opera House on April 21, 2019.

“I loved... the whole spiritual piece of [the performance]. It’s beautiful,” said Peter Hertsgaard. “As somebody who’s very aware of storytelling,... [Shen Yun] chose really good stories.

“We need the Creator to come back, we are all part of the Creator... so we’re carrying that spark of the Creator.

“I believe that we have come from a higher place and we’re here to transform this world, which is not such a great place at times, to bring the light, to bring all the colors of the divine Creator, all the different expressions in light, higher light.

“I just think we need this kind of stuff to inspire people, to lift them up to a higher possibility,” he said.

Gracious and Elegant

Winston Hayth, law professor, and Erminia Scarcella, psychiatrist, attended the Shen Yun show at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C., on April 19, 2019.

“That was an extremely dynamic and beautiful and harmonious way to present the whole performance,” said Winston Hayth.

“There is a purpose that’s even bigger than just beauty and marvelous dancing on the stage, even as lovely and as gracious and as elegant and charming as that can be. The message was the divine is so beautiful, so inspirational, so peaceful.”

“I would say the message is our duty to look for harmony and work for harmony,” said his friend Erminia Scarcella.

Divine Overcomes Evil

Greg Mitchell, president of a government relations and lobbying firm, and his wife Renee Bessone, former professional dancer, attended the Shen Yun performance in Washington, D.C., on April 18, 2019.

“The dancers are top notch. They are highly trained and masters of their art,” said Greg Mitchell. “It's beautiful and aesthetic, and it took me out of the stress of my job. It was a beautiful experience.”

“It's gorgeous... And it educates you,” said his wife Renee Bessone.

“I loved seeing... [when] the divine comes and overcomes the evil,” Mr. Mitchell said. “[It] uplifts you into something more divine.”

Upcoming Performances

Shen Yun continues its world tour with upcoming performances in Newark, New Jersey, April 28–May 4; Burlington, Vermont, April 28–29; Tainan, Taiwan, April 28–30; and London, United Kingdom, April 28–May 1.

For more information on tickets and dates, please visit http://shenyun.com.