Prior to their visit to Maryland, Shen Yun Performing Arts received congratulatory greetings and acknowledgments from many elected officials, including U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, Governor Larry Hogan, U.S. Representative Elijah E. Cummings, and U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin. They congratulated Shen Yun on the company’s success in reviving traditional Chinese culture.