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  • Austria: The Divine Performing Arts Debuts in Vienna

    The Divine Performing Arts held its first Chinese Spectacular in Vienna, Austria on March 6, to a warm welcome from the artistic community. Gregor Hatala, the leading Ballet dancer for the Austrian State Opera House, Jennifer O'Loughlin, Soprano of Vienna Opera House, and Kathrin Czerny, a famous Ballet dancer in Austria, gave the show high marks.
  • France: Parisians Involved in the Arts Admire the Divine Performing Arts

    From February 29th to March 2nd, the Divine Performing Arts (DPA) performed four shows at the Palais des Congres in Paris. Many local artists were impressed when they came to see the show. "For me, China is magical and beautiful," said Marie-Silvia. "The China the DPA presented to us is completely not the current China we see in our mind."
  • Switzerland: "I Never Knew That Chinese Culture Was So Beautiful"

    The premiere of the Divine Performing Arts Touring Company's Chinese Spectacular in Geneva took place on the evening of March 3rd, 2008. Dr. Naseeb Dajani, chairman and chief technical officer of the Global Harmony Foundation (GHF), said, "Very beautiful ... very classical ... I really liked the performance. In particular, the dance about the persecution of Falun Gong ("The Power of Awareness") was very impressive".
  • Belgium: Divine Performing Arts Revives Chinese Culture

    On February 26-27, 2008, the Divine Performing Arts staged three successful shows by the Chinese Spectacular at the Stadsschouwburg Theater in Antwerp, the second largest city in Belgium. The performance was a huge success, and audiences responded with overwhelming applause.
  • Switzerland: Geneva Businessman Appreciates Originality of Chinese Spectacular

    On March 4th, 2008, during the intermission of the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular's second show in Geneva, the reporter came across Mr. and Mrs. Sarkissian. When asked about their impression of the show, Mrs. Sarkissian said, "I like it very much, the colours are just beautiful. I don't know what to say, it's beyond description."
  • Switzerland: Geneva Insurance Executive Compliments the Show's Performers

    On the evening of March 4th, 2008, the Theatre du Leman in Geneva, Switzerland was again filled to capacity for the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular. Jean-Paul, an insurance executive, said, "I know little about Chinese culture, but I found myself captivated by the costumes and colours, as well as the live orchestra".
  • France: Showgoers Thoroughly Enjoy DPA Chinese Spectacular

    "For me, the performance delivered a strong sense of wisdom", said a schoolteacher. "It totally had me. I was trembling throughout the show - everything was so magnificent! The dance was full of grace and wisdom, so beautiful. The performance really excited me. It's a unique feeling - I felt a stream of heat pass through me,"
  • France: "The Show Broadens One's Understanding of Chinese Culture"

    "We like Chinese culture. From the show, we learned a lot about it," Ms. Dardaine said to a reporter after the fourth show of the Chinese Spectacular in Paris on March 2nd. Ms. Dardaine said: "The show was captivating . The beautiful costumes, dances and background scenes were like a dream." Other people also commented that the show broadened their view of Chinese culture.
  • Switzerland: The Premiere of the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular in Geneva Receives Rave Reviews, Many Dignitaries Attend

    On the evening of March 3rd, 2008, the Chinese Spectacular presented the 19th show of its European tour in Geneva, Switzerland. The Geneva performance was on the heels of successful performances in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, Belgium and France. The Chinese Spectacular in Geneva received rave reviews from dignitaries who attended.
  • Switzerland: "It Was Like a Wonderful Dream"

    Mr. Wilson is an employee of a luxury hotel in Geneva. He is a big fan of the arts and has seen performing arts shows all over the world. On March 2nd, he attended the Chinese Spectacular in Geneva. During the intermission, he told reporter that he has never seen such a good show before. He said the dances, music and colours were all wonderful. "It was like a dream to me", he said.
  • Germany: “This perfect interaction between music, choreography and dance was absolutely wonderful”

    He continued, “The other thing I was most impressed with was the political theme that was shown in two dance scenes. This was done extremely well. The choreography of the second one of the two scenes was done especially well, mainly how the three principles “Truthfulness, Benevolence, Forbearance” were brought into the scene. It was very impressive. The choreography was done so well, without appearing deliberate, although it addressed a very serious issue".
  • France: Parisians Impressed by the High Artistic Standards of the Chinese Spectacular

    The brilliant performances once again delighted their audience. As it was a weekend, many prominent government officials came--some even brought their bodyguards. Some officials told reporters that they were senior officials from the Foreign Affairs Ministry or Ministry of Internal Affairs, and they therefore had to decline public interviews.
  • Germany: 'Information Day' during a Football Match between Germany and China

    On February 28th 2008, the World Organisation for Human Rights held an Information Day activity at Badenova Stadium in Freiburg, Germany. Some Falun Gong practitioners from Germany and Switzerland also participated in the activity. They exposed the truth about the persecution against Falun Gong to the spectators who came to view the women’s football match between Germany and China and called on the Chinese Communist regime to put an end to the persecution of Falun Gong.
  • United Kingdom: London Audience Expresses Appreciation for the Divine Performing Arts

    On the afternoon of August 24, 2008, the Divine Performing Arts on Tour successfully concluded its four performances in London. Two ladies from the audience expressed their views about the show. One of them was Nola, who moved to London from Ireland. She is an amateur painter. The other lady was Nola's cousin, Jessica, who is a college student, majoring in arts.
  • Paris: Show Displays New Hope and Peace

    On the evening of February 29, 2008, the Divine Performing Arts Company held the first show of the Chinese Spectacular in the Palais des Congres de Paris. Afterwards, many in the audience said that they enjoyed the traditions manifested in the show. One said, "I hope people can be clear that this sort of thing is what our world needs most."


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