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  • Sweden: Artistic Family from Linkoping Full of Praise for Spectacular

    The Chinese Spectacular in Linköping Sweden ended in tumultuous applause on the evening of March 27th, 2008. The tickets for the show were sold out two weeks before. A well-known artist Lars Hoffsten, his wife Joanne and their two daughters Alice and Johanna all came to see the show. Lars said, "I like the colours of the show, the delicate dance and the music of course. Everything was excellent, excellent". Joanne said, "I like the dance 'Nymphs of the Sea'. I think this dance is perfect".
  • Germany: Practitioners in Germany Protesting against the CCP's Intensification of the Persecution in the Name of the Olympics

    It is reported that, in the name of "The Central Commission of Politics and Law", the CCP issued a secret document entitled "Advice on the effective safeguarding of social stability, and ensuring the security of Beijing Olympic Games ". The document requires that Falun Gong should be “strictly guarded against and be severely suppressed” within March and September 2008.
  • Finland: "We Have Never Seen Anything Like This"

    On March 31st, 2008, the Divine Performing Arts successfully presented its second show at Tampere Hall in Finland. Mr. Eero Lehtinen, a former marketing manager who also worked as a clown all over Finland, came with his wife to see the show. Mr. Lehtinen said, "This was the first time we had ever seen this kind of live performance. It was very fine, really great! We've never seen such a variety of gorgeous stage costumes, really beautiful and touching!"
  • Hungary: Practitioners Join with Amnesty International and Stage an Event about the Persecution of Falun Gong in China

    On Saturday, March 29th, Falun Gong practitioners in Budapest on Margit-sziget island organised an event about the persecution of Falun Gong in China. Amnesty international in Hungary also decided to take part in the event and supported the petition against human rights abuse of Falun Gong practitioners. Many tourists, English and German, learned the facts and condemned the persecution.
  • Finland: Swedish Musician says Spectacular "Was Like Magic"

    Magnus Rosen is a famous Swedish musician. He told this reporter that he was 'amazed' by the Chinese Spectacular, which was held in Stockholm on March 20th. "The combination of costumes, music, singing, dancing and orchestra was great. It was a gorgeous show," he said. He said he felt the theme of the show was great. The songs helped him learn what is going on in China and he feels that it's everyone's responsibility to help stop the persecution.
  • United Kingdom: Practitioners Collect Signatures against the Persecution

    March 24th, 2008, was the last day of the long Easter weekend. Falun Gong practitioners in the UK came to St. Martin’s Square in central London once again to collect signatures. Practitioners hoped to let the British public know that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) recently stepped up its persecution of Falun Gong under the name of the Olympics.
  • Sweden: The Chinese Communist Regime’s Interference with the Chinese Spectacular Becomes an Advertisement for the Show

    After the Chinese Embassy pressured the Swedish authorities to block the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular in Sweden, it turned out that the venue for the show at Linkoping (on March 27th, 2008) were met with an unprecedented rise in ticket demand. According to the organisers, the tickets were sold out two weeks before the show started.
  • Bulgaria: Protest in Front of the Chinese Embassy in Sofia

    Bulgarian practitioners from all over the world gathered on March 22nd, 2008, in front of the Chinese Embassy in Sofia to protest the persecution of Falun Gong in China. The protest was held together with a group of people who are sympathetic to Tibet. The event drew the attention of the media and passersby. Practitioners disibuted informatin and taked with passersby.
  • Sweden: MP Feels that Chinese Traditional Culture is very Broad and Profound

    The performance of The Chinese Spectacular in Sweden has obtained consistent high praise from all sectors of society. In order to show their respect of freedom of speech and the value of democracy, several Swedish officials and politicians have attended the performances and announced their support for the Chinese Spectacular.
  • Finland: Government Officials Express Congratulations for the Chinese Spectacular

    On March 30th and 31st, the Divine Performing Arts Company brought the Chinese Spectacular to the Tampere Conference Centre in the third largest city in Finland. Many MPs and Finnish people working in the arts expressed their excitement at having the chance to see such an unusual performance.
  • Germany: Audience Thrilled by the Chinese Spectacular in Berlin

    Mr Huhn, a consultant, went to see the show on recommendation of his friends, "They told me that it was my turn. This is my first time seeing this show and I truly loved the show. I would have loved to listen to the drums for another 15 minutes." The children of another audience member gave him tickets to the show. They invited him to come along, "I have no connection with China. I know nothing about the Chinese traditional culture. But, I can believe that this traditional cultural show can't be shown in China.
  • Germany: More Audience Members Share Their Impressions of the Chinese Spectacular

    On March 15th, 2008, the Divine Performing Arts gave a performance of the Chinese Spectacular at Berlin's International Congress Centre (ICC). Mr. Heinz Gödtke, social lecturer, came to see the show with his wife Inge Gödtke. Both were highly impressed with the show and said, "We truly loved the show. It was all very appealing, including the music, the songs and the texts that were shown on the back drops. They expended a lot of effort on this show."
  • Sweden: Movie Producer Greatly Impressed by Divine Performing Arts Show

    After watching the Divine Performing Arts' global tour show in Stockholm, Switzerland, movie producer and fashion photographer Mr. Valentino commented on the show from a professional perspective, "The entire show was very professional, seamless. I had a lot of artistic inspiration from this show. This is just amazing!" Mr. Valentino was absolutely amazed by the backdrop. He said, "This is really surprising. In the 'Loyalty of Yue Fei' when the backdrop showed fire on the mountains. Wow! How did they do that?"
  • 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.