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

  • France: "The Chinese Communist Regime’s Persecution of Falun Gong is Shameful"

    In the afternoon of April 19th, 2008, Falun Gong practitioners exhibited posters and collected signatures to expose the Chinese Communist regime’s persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. The activity was held at the Place Fontaine des Innocents near Chatelet in Paris. After learning the truth, many people signed the petition declaring their support.
  • Italy: Divine Performing Arts Performs in Milan, Hometown of Opera

    After completing performances in Romania, the Divine Performing Arts traveled to Italy and presented its first show in Milan. The audience from "opera's hometown" cheered excitedly for all four singers in the show. They also especially liked "Spring Flowers," the first piece in the second half of the show, and offered generous applause.
  • Germany: The Mayor of Munich and Other Politicians Express their Views about the Chinese Spectacular

    On Friday, April 18th, the Divine Performing Arts Company delighted the audience at Munich's Prinzregenten Theatre. Munich was the final stop for this Company on its tour through eighteen European countries, with the first performance in Duisburg. Shortly after, the company of artists returned to the USA with its unique show that celebrated the Chinese New Year.
  • Turkey: Practitioners Interviewed During 'Prime-Time' on Turkish TV

    On March 20th, 2008, Turkish Sun RTV live broadcast an interview with Falun Gong practitioners with famous presenter Mrs. Ilhan Akan during primetime. The forty minute interview not only let audiences know more about Falun Gong, but also provided a clearer understanding of the evil nature of the CCP regime. After the broadcast, the TV station received lots of of support from the public.
  • Belgium: Falun Gong Practitioners Attend a Hearing Regarding China's Human Rights Situation

    On April 15th, 2008, the Belgian Flemish Parliament organised a hearing regarding China's human rights & the Olympic Games in the Brussels Parliament Building. Falun Gong practitioners were invited to attend. Falun Gong practitioner Nicholas described the persecution that Falun Gong has suffered in China, in particular before the Olympic Games.
  • Finnish Media Exposes the Chinese Communist Party's Interference with the Divine Performing Arts Performances and Triggers Finnish People's Enthusiasm for Seeing the Show

    After Divine Performing Arts' performances on Broadway, the company has toured the world presenting the Chinese Spectacular. Wherever it went, audiences who watched the show spoke very highly of the show and at the same time, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has never stopped its interference, trying to stop the show from being held in various cities.
  • Sweden: Children's Book Illustrator Overwhelmed by Chinese Spectacular

    On April 3rd, 2008, Divine Performing Arts staged its fifth performance of the Chinese Spectacular at the Cirkus Theatre in Stockholm. A well-known illustrator for publications for children, Voja Stepanovic, attended the performance under a friend's recommendation. After the show, he told the reporter ecstatically, "I was deeply moved by the show."
  • Sweden: "The Divine Performing Arts Leads Chinese Renaissance"

    The Divine Performing Arts presented its fifth show at Circus Theatre in Stockholm on March 24th with remarkable success. Filmmaker Mr. Stepanovic said the Spectacular brought him tremendous happiness and he would recommend that his family and friends see the show next year. An artist said after the show, "Divine Performing Arts lifted us all the way up to a heavenly realm".
  • Romania: "Divine Performing Arts Display Peace and Beauty"

    Divine Performing Arts performed the Chinese Spectacular at the Teatrul National Bucuresti on the night of April 8th, 2008. During the shows, audience members often broke into warm applause. After the curtain call many attendees did not want to leave immediately. "It lets you feel the peace and beauty of a brand-new life", said one audience member afterwards.
  • Italy: Divine Performing Arts in Milan

    After the curtain fell at the end of the second show of the Divine Performing Arts Spectacular in Milan on the evening of April 16th, 2008, it was raised twice to enthusiastic applause. The artists answered three curtain calls. The spectators didn't leave until the lights dimmed. Among the audience were many from the worlds of business and fashion.
  • 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.