Practitioners' Words, Peaceful Protests, Exhibitions and Cultural Events, Local Events, Press Conferences , Meeting VIPs & Officials

  • Romania: "The Spectacular Blew Me Away'

    The first Chinese Spectacular opened in Romania at the Teatrul National Bucuresti, the magnificent national theatre, on the evening of April 7th, 2008. At the end of the performance, the audience lingered in their seats after three curtain calls. One audience member said, "For me, the message is for us to examine our lives and our hearts and don't forget to endure."
  • Italy: Chinese Audience Members Say Divine Performing Arts 'Spreads the Essence of Chinese Culture'

    On April 15th, 2008, Divine Performing Arts performed its first Chinese Spectacular show at the Alliance Theatre in Milan, Italy, and won enthusiastic applause from the audience. A young Chinese man who is studying architecture in Milan and recently came from China said he would recommend that his classmates and friends go see the Chinese Spectacular the following day.
  • Germany: Falun Gong Practitioners Protest the Persecution of Falun Gong at the Chinese Embassy

    Recently Falun Gong practitioners held a peaceful protest at the Chinese Embassy in Munich, exposing the CCP’s persecution of practitioners in China. They displayed banners exposing organ harvesting by the Chinese Communist Party from victims, and demanded that the CCP immediately stop the interference with the "Chinese Spectacular".
  • Finland: Chinese Spectacular a Hit in Tampere

    On March 31st, The Tampere Morning Post covered the premier performance of the Chinese Spectacular. The article mentioned that eleven prominent political figures in Finland and the European Union sent congratulatory letters. The performance included Chinese dance, singing, drums and the unique Erhu solo, and charmed the audience with bright colours and Chinese historical stories. Some audience comments are reproduced here.
  • Romania: The CCP's Interference Fails to Affect the Success of the Spectacular in Romania

    The Divine Performing Arts held two shows in the biggest national theatre in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, on April 7th and 8th. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) intimidated local Chinese people to deter them from attending the shows and attempted to interfere with the performance. Nevertheless, the two shows were successfully held with no vacant seats.
  • Turkey: Falun Gong Practitioners Hold Activities in Adana

    On April 1st, 2008, some Turkish Falun Gong practitioners gathered at Adana City, the fourth largest city in Turkey, to expose the Chinese Communist regime’s atrocities of the cruel persecution against Falun Gong. During the process of talking to various government agencies, these practitioners were moved by the many officials’ compassion and sense of justice.
  • Romania: Enchanted Audience Members Praise the Divine Performing Arts

    All eyes were on the stage at Romania's national theatre, when the Divine Performing Arts company presented the Chinese Spectacular. At the end, the cast answered three curtain calls. After the show, political dignitaries, physicians, artists and entrepreneurs shared their newfound insight drawn from the Spectacular.
  • Romania: People of Romania Impressed by the Chinese Spectacular

    The US-based Divine Performing Arts company has been touring big cities in Sweden and Finland over the past two weeks. Its presentation of traditional Chinese culture through dance and music has touched the hearts of people fortunate enough to attend its Chinese Spectacular shows. On April 7, 2008, Divine Performing Arts arrived in Romania.
  • Slovakia: Zhen-Shan-Ren Art Exhibition in Sala

    On April 8th, 2008, the "Zhen-Shan-Ren Art Exhibition" opened in Sala in western Slovakia. The director of the hosting venue introduced the exhibition, talked about its history and mentioned, that all the artists are Falun Gong practitioners. The Vice Mayor of Sala also attended the opening and said that the exhibition left him with impression of deep distaste for totalarian regimes.
  • Germany: Revealing the truth about Falun Gong to Mainland Chinese in Hamburg

    At this moment, a German lady approached the Chinese lady and told her: “I can understand your feeling. You know, many Germans were the same as you when German people were killing Jews. They said at that time: It is impossible, how such a thing can happen, and we don’t believe it. It was because Germany was their motherland that they were not willing to believe it. But, when they were saying that, several million jews had already been killed.”
  • Finland: Author Has a Special Gift for Her Children

    Sami is an author who has published ten children's books. On March 31, she and her husband took their two children to the Chinese Spectacular in Tampere, Finland. Sami explained that the show was educational for her kids, and that she wants to offer them the best parts of Chinese and Western culture. She said that it is really a precious opportunity for her children to enjoy a show highlighting the traditions of their native culture.
  • Sweden: Dance Instructor says, "Divine Performing Arts Transcends Languages"

    Ms. Carolin Segerpalm is a professional dance instructor in Sweden and teaches at a ballet school in Stockholm. After seeing the show at the Circus Theater, she commented that the Chinese Spectacular was the culmination of classical singing, instruments, dancing, choreography, visual arts, background display, and gorgeous colours. She said everything was perfect and that her favourite dance was "Water Sleeves".
  • Denmark: Peaceful Protest against the Persecution of Falun Gong at the Chinese Embassy in Copenhagen

    In order to protest against the CCP's intensified persecution of Falun Gong practitioners using the Olympic Games as the excuse, Danish Falun Gong practitioners held a rally at the Chinese Embassy to Denmark in Copenhagen to appeal to Danish society to stop the CCP’s human rights violence and the persecution of Falun Gong.
  • France: Supporting Falun Gong with Roses

    From March 27th, 2008, Amnesty International French Youth Group held three days of activities in Paris to call on the Chinese regime to respect the Olympic spirit and improve its human rights situation. The French Falun Gong Association and the French Branch of the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG) were invited to participate.
  • Sweden: Painter Overwhelmed by the Chinese Spectacular

    On April 3rd, 2008, the Divine Performing Arts staged its fifth performance at the Cirkus Theatre in Stockholm. A famous painter for a children’s publication, Voja Stepanovic, attended the performance on a friend’s recommendation. After the show, he told this reporter ecstatically, “I was deeply moved by the show ... Seeing so many vibrant colours, I am lost for words.”