Natalie Nagorski - 2020 Journalism Senior Colloquium
From Margo Bresnen on May 12th, 2020
At the end of my freshman year, I attended a performance of the Shen Yun Dance Company in Burlington, Vermont for my final project in an international reporting seminar. I was familiar with Shen Yun largely because of their extensive advertising campaign, but I was curious about what the performance entailed. Much to my surprise, the piece explored many contemporary political themes that seemed to fall outside of the brand that Shen Yun showcases in its advertising. The more I read, the more I learned about the ties between the dance troupe and the Falun Gong movement.