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  • Sweden: "Culture and Art Should Not Be Suppressed by the CCP"

    Swedish Member of Parliament and member of the foreign relations committee Cecilia Wigstrom attended the third show of the Chinese Spectacular on March 25th, 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden. She said that such a great show should not be suppressed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). She said she appreciated every aspect of the show.
  • Sweden: Musician from Stockholm: "Magnificent!" "Perfect!"

    The Divine Performing Arts (DPA)Touring Company presented the second show of the Chinese Spectacular on March 24, 2008, in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Organist Mrs. Corinne Robert and her husband, Mr. Michael Robert, were very animated during the intermission and pleased to share their impressions of the show.
  • Sweden: "The Show Was Incomparably Splendid"

    The Divine Performing Arts (DPA) created an unprecedented sensation in Sweden. The theater was filled to capacity for each show. The Swedish audience, known for being reserved and shy, expressed their appreciation for the DPA with deafening applause. VIPs and celebrities who saw the show on March 26th shared their impressions.
  • United Kingdom: Practitioners in the UK Protest Against the CCP's Intensified Persecution of Falun Gong in the Name of the Olympics

    On March 22nd, UK practitioners held a press conference at the Chinese Embassy in London to protest against the CCP)s recent intensification of the persecution of Falun Gong in the name of the Olympics.
  • Ireland: Practitioners Protest against New Crimes Committed by the Chinese Communist Party

    On March 25th, 2008, Falun Gong practitioners held a press conference at the Chinese Embassy in Ireland protesting against arrests of large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners on China on the eve of the Olympic Games. The practitioners called on the international community to be concerned about human rights in China, and to put pressure on the CCP to release all illegally detained Falun Gong practitioners in China.
  • Germany: "The show is as splendid as fireworks"

    Between the 14th and 16th of March, the Gala Spectacular held four shows in the International Conference Centre Berlin, bringing traditional Chinese culture to Germany. The warm atmosphere inside the theatre formed a contrast with the cold breeze outside. Each performance in each show was applauded and every time when it came to the end of the show, the audience would applaud for a long time and the curtain of the stage had to be open again and again. On 14th March, after the first show, some members of the audience gave their impressions of the Spectacular.
  • Sweden: Theatre Packed for the Second Show of the Chinese Spectacular

    The second show of the Chinese Spectacular in Sweden was held at Cirkus Theatre on March 24. The theatre was packed, and warm applause for the artists erupted frequently. One audience said of the hosts of the show, "They are humorous. The American host can speak perfect Chinese, and the Chinese woman spoke fluent Swedish. It was amazing".
  • Sweden: Eminent Swedish Surgeon and his Wife Praise the Gala Spectacular in Stockholm

    Famous Swedish surgeon Goran Mardh and his wife Karin were full of praise for the performers of the show. Dr. Mardh happily claimed, “This performance really moves the hearts of people, I like it very much. I have seen Chinese performances in mainland China and Taiwan before, but tonight’s performance is the best one I have seen yet.
  • Sweden: Swedish Congresswoman finds Performances very Impressive

    Ms. Helena Bargholtz, a Swedish congresswoman, saw the second show of the Chinese Spectacular with her husband on March 24th. She told reporter that she thought the show was amazing and wonderful. She said she could not understand why the Chinese government has tried to interfere with it. "All the programs were excellent, including the dances and music", she said. "They were very impressive. The show manifested the beauty of Chinese culture".
  • Sweden: Opera Singer: "It Displayed a Wonderful Kingdom"

    On March 20th, 2008, the first Chinese Spectacular show in Northern Europe was presented by Divine Performing Arts. Applause from the audience was heard from the beginning to the end. Even after the curtain was drawn, the audience continued applauding. The performers came out for several curtain calls, but the audience was still reluctant to leave.
  • Sweden: Artists in Stockholm Praise the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular

    On March 20th, 2008, the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular debuted at Cirkus Theatre in Stockholm. The audience warmly welcomed the show, and many local artists expressed high praise for the show. Ennart Asd, an artist, his wife Serpil Inanc and their friend enjoyed the show. Serpil Inanc was excited about the Spectacular. She said, "Every performance was great ...The show inspired me to read more about Chinese culture."
  • Slovakia: VIPs Express Appreciation for the Chinese Spectacular

    The performance of the Chinese Spectacular in Slovakia took place on March 9th, 2008, in Bratislava. The newly built Slovak National Theatre was sold out; the organisers even wished it had bigger capacity than the 900 people it held. Peter Osusky, a medical doctor and Vice-Rector of Comenius University in Bratislava, said that although he had seen Chinese paintings and calligraphy in museums, he had never seen a show such as the Spectacular.
  • Germany: Chinese Spectacular Show in Berlin "A Kaleidoscope of Colours"

    A law student loved the entire show and said excitedly, "The costumes were wonderful to behold! The gracefulness of the dancers was terrific! The entire show was like a kaleidoscope of colours, filled with optimism, strength, full of energy and love of life; as well one could feel the fighting spirit and positiveness." She said about the scene depicting Falun Gong, The Rising Lotus Flower, she said, "One had goose bumps all over ones back."
  • Sweden: The Chinese Spectacular Begins a Swedish Tour

    The Chinese Communist Regime has used all means to prevent the Chinese Spectacular's global tour. When the Chinese Embassy in Sweden tried to stop people coming to watch the first round of performances in Sweden two months ago, it aroused public condemnation as well as, ironically, widespread interest in the show. This time, many people interested in Chinese issues were in the audience.
  • Sweden: Spectacular Audience Moved by Profound Messages

    After presenting 29 performances in nine European countries, the Divine Performing Arts Company (DPA) gave its first show in Stockholm, Sweden on March 20th. The audience included people from all walks of life. Many expressed their indignation at the Chinese Communist Party's interference with the show and its persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.