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  • United Kingdom: Great Praise from Members of the Audience After the Gala Spectacular in London

    Jack Huang, an ethnic Chinese in his seventies from North London said, “The show is pretty good, even better than the traditional shows before the CCP took power”. He particularly enjoyed the 'Water Fairy' act and he thought the computer generated backdrop was brilliant and brought out the colours vividly. He loved the long silk costumes and the dance with the Tibetan girls. “It would be great if the curtains were never brought down” said he with a smile.
  • United Kingdom: More Praise for the Chinese Spectacular in London

    Daniel Gao, who has been on an assignment with an engineering firm in the UK for a year and a half, came from Eastern Texas in the US. His wife Carolyn is a novelist.They were both very excited to see the Chinese Spectacular in the UK on the evening of February 22nd. Carolyn said that the performance was “lovely, moving, spiritual and sensational.”
  • The Hague: "The acts we liked best were 'Water Sleeves' and the 'Drum Dance'"

    On February 20th, 2008, the Chinese Spectacular presented by the touring Divine Performing Arts Company came to a successful end in The Hague, in the Netherlands. The Spectacular Show brought to the audience the splendour and magnificence of Chinese traditional culture. At the end of the performance, all the audience stood and burst into thunderous applause.
  • Slovakian Ambassador to Korea and his Family Praise the Chinese Spectacular's Performance in Seoul

    After seeing the Divine Performing Arts’ Chinese Spectacular in Seoul Korea along with all of his family members, the deputy Ambassador of Slovakia Juraj Petruska said in an interview, "For me it is hard to decide which act was more wonderful, because they were all great. I liked the fan dance. I was interested in all the acts conveying cultural meaning." Mrs. Petruska continued, “I was interested in the show, especially the last act depicting the Chinese people’s struggle for freedom of human rights. It was great.”
  • United Kingdom: The Premiere of the Chinese Spectacular in London is Highly Acclaimed by Politicians

    The Chinese Spectacular show in London attracted people from all walks of life, and over 8,000 tickets were sold out before its premiere. As the show demonstrates traditional Chinese culture, it also drew the attention of a lot of politicians. Cambridge City Councilor Romsey Raj Shah drove to London to see the show and he felt it was worthwhile to do so. He said, “The performance was so magnificent that I really enjoyed it. In particular, the ‘Nymphs of the Sea’ and the ‘Mongolian Bowl Dance’ were exceptionally good.”
  • Germany: Frankfurt Locals are Looking Forward to the Chinese Gala Spectacular

    Women and men, dressed in elegant costumes from historical Chinese Emperor's courts, walked in a dignified pace through downtown Frankfurt on the day the New York Divine Performing Arts artists arrived in Frankfurt. This was a reminder to the Frankfurt locals that the time was close to the performance of the Chinese Spectacular that would take place on Saturday evening in the Century Hall.
  • Germany: Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance are the "Criterion for the World"

    "Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance is the criterion for this world. What would they want if they don’t want this?" said two German nuns to Falun Gong practitioners. This scene occurred at the Chinese Consulate in Munich when practitioners held activity at the Chinese Consulate to expose the Chinese Communist regime’s persecution of Falun Gong,
  • United Kingdom: Full House for Chinese Spectacular in London

    On the afternoon of February 23rd, the Divine Performing Arts presented their second performance of the Chinese Spectacular to a packed Royal Festival Hall in London. There was a standing ovation at the end of the show and many of the audience members were full of praise for the performances when we spoke to them in the foyer afterwards.
  • Germany: “It is most important to show the ancient culture, especially because the Olympic Games are going to be performed in China"

    Walther Hauptvogel, a retired entrepreneur from Wetzlar and his wife Irmgard, have been quite fond of China for quite some time. They especially like Chinese antiques. Therefore, their children didn’t have to think very long about what to get them for Christmas. They gave them tickets to the February 28th Chinese Spectacular show in Frankfurt, which is at this time on a European tour. Both spoke highly of the show. “I found everything I have seen so far charming. The costumes, the graceful ladies and the dancing artistry, unbelievable, what an achievement!"
  • Epoch Times: Grandmother Says Dancers 'Glide Along' at 'Spectacular'

    LONDON—Grandmother Ann Parsons from Sussex and her granddaughter took the opportunity to see the sold out performance of the Chinese Spectacular on Saturday night. "The movements were so graceful, different to what I was expecting, I didn't know what to expect, but it was really beautiful," Mrs Parsons said.
  • 'Spectacular' is 'very spiritual, very uplifting, humanist and joyful'

    LONDON—An award-winning journalist says that as a Buddhist, he could identify with the spiritual message in the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular, currently playing at London's Royal Festival Hall. Roy Stone works for the Daily Telegraph. He came to the show with his wife Pat, a primary school teacher, on Saturday evening. Pat is also a Buddhist.
  • Epoch Times: “Definitely Worth the Long Journey Here” say the Cann Family

    Honour Cann and her brothers Asa, Cain, and Ivan travelled from Nottingham on Friday night to see the Shen Yun Chinese Spectacular in London at the Royal Festival Hall. "It was definitely worth the long journey here". Asa said his favourite part of the show was the piece "with the banner about the Falun Gong child and her mum being separated from each other. It encouraged me to think…,"
  • Germany: “It really is not quite our culture but it is fabulous”

    The Chinese New Years Spectacular had its last performance in Frankfurt on February 17th. This was the fifth time the Divine Performing Arts artists performed their action-packed travels into ancient Chinese culture, bringing to the audience renewed traditional values in Germany. “The dances were so soothing, very beautiful and comforting”, said Mrs. Wong a nurse from Frankfurt after the show. “I was fortunate to get time off at work.” The Indonesian born Chinese lady brought her husband to the Gala.
  • Epoch Times: ‘Chinese Spectacular’ Delights Frankfurt Audience

    Lars said the Spectacular brought Chinese culture closer to him. “I’d never learned about Chinese culture before, it’s so far away.” “The hosts were very interesting … It was particularly interesting to see a show without Germans in the cast,” he added. They have three children and said they’d heard many interesting stories about China from Tanja’s mother who spent a month there.
  • Epoch Times: "When the Chinese Communist Party Collapses, People Will Understand the Significance of Today's Spectacular Even More"

    "I was deeply moved by the show tonight!" said Zhong Weiguang, a Chinese scholar in Germany, to a reporter immediately after seeing the first Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular show in Europe. Last year, Mr. Zhong traveled over 500 kilometers to Berlin to see the show. This year he came to see the show again with his wife Huan Xuewen.


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