Danish Theater Bows to Pressure From China to Stop Shen Yun Performing Arts: Report

April 9, 2018 8:15 pm Last Updated: April 15, 2018 1:13 pm

A Danish radio station reported Feb. 18 that the Royal Danish Theater in Copenhagen caved in to pressure from the Chinese embassy to turn down Shen Yun Performing Arts, a classical Chinese dance and music company based in New York.

In addition to portraying legends from ancient China, Shen Yun tells stories from contemporary life, including the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of the Falun Gong meditation and qigong practice.

Radio24syv obtained an email from a theater employee stating that in an August 2017 meeting with the Chinese Embassy, embassy officials had asked the theater not to let Shen Yun perform there.