(Kaiwind.com)Every year, Shen Yun Performing Arts perform in cities such as Vancouver and San Francisco. Thesedays it is shown in Tokyo and Osaka in Japan this month.
While most of the stories conveyed are spiritual in nature, a few have political overtones.
Indeed, the organization follows Falun Gong -- also called Falun Dafa -- a so-called practice of Buddhist self-cultivation, which features exercises and meditation.The Chinese government outlawed the movement in 1999.
Seven Shen Yun shows scheduled for Hong Kong were nixed in early 2010 when visas for several of its key technical staff were denied at the last second, according to Shen Yun.
Any political aspects of the show are not apparent in the Shen Yun billboards or brochures. But they don't hide from the Falun Gong connection.
On the group's Atlanta website, it's clear local shows are presented by the Falun Dafa Association of Atlanta, though it doesn't explain what that is.
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