A press conference was held by Yunlin County government officials on April 2nd to announce that the Divine Performing Arts is scheduled to perform in Taipei, Tainan, Taichung, Kaohsiung and Chiayi from April 7th to April 21st, 2007. Many people in entertainment and business circles expressed their enthusiasm after learning the meaning of the Divine Performing Arts' show, and offered to help promote the Chinese divinely-inspired culture among students.
Deputy Magistrate Chiou Shang-chin attended the conference on behalf of the Magistrate. Professor Ai Changrui from National Chung Cheng University and Councilman Liu Jianguo hosted the conference. It was a gathering of VIPs. Deputy Magistrate Chiou said the Divine Performing Arts was an internationally renowned, top level group of performing artists. Its superb and significant performances in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia were highly recognised and praised.
Professor An Changrui said the mission of the Divine Performing Arts was to spread the righteous, divine culture of China. The art group has toured thirty cities around the world and given seventy-six performances, frequently to capacity crowds. All tickets to its upcoming show in Taipei were sold out within the first three hours. Eighty percent of the tickets in Tainan have been sold also. Seven additional shows could be performed, based on requests.
The Divine Performing Arts have performed in John F. Kennedy Arts Performing Centre, Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden. It was the first eastern arts group to perform in Beacon Theatre in the past two hundred years. To satisfy the audience of Taiwan, the art group has scheduled a tour of northern, central and southern Taiwan.
The sponsor pointed out that the Divine Performing Arts was a group that performs traditional Chinese dance. They believe the authentic Chinese dance is true art and far-reaching in its educational significance. The format of Chinese dance has overcome the language barrier and opened a window for people to experience the profound Chinese culture and the spirit of a divine culture through historical figures and legends.
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