Hey PSA cus it seems a lot of people don’t know! Even if you have that kind of money, please do not attend the show Shen Yun. You are not supporting just performing artists of color. It is far Right propaganda!
Shen Yun is written and produced by the Falun Gong, a far right religious sect that got kicked out of China, set up shop in NY, and now runs the far Right news site The Epoch Times. Shen Yun is their revisionist “history” of China and a profitable propaganda machine.
@hammerhead damn thanks for sharing. Saw it quite a few years back with my parents, never knew it was all fucked up and right wing
@pizza it’s hard to spot if you don’t know, but a Chinese-American friend (like literally, born there moved here) clued me in about the sect a while back… mostly by cackling every time they’re mentioned.
@hammerhead oh geeze I always assumed it was state propaganda but didn't realize it was actually Falun Gong >_< now I'm extra glad I never went
the athleticism and sets that I've seen in videos look very cool, but also understanding the training that these people endure is just heartbreaking
it also smacks of eugenics to me when any large group of performers look so eerily perfectly similar (ballet dancers, etc)
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