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  • Germany: "It is excellent to use such a show to awaken interest in China, human rights and a peaceful coexistence"

    A Member of the Bundestag from the Green Party, Cornelia Behm, was quite impressed with the Chinese Gala Spectacular", performed at The International Congress Centre in Berlin. After seeing the show on Sunday March 15th, she explained that she had to reflect on what she had seen. The show was "something special and very moving" said the politician.
  • Germany: Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular Premiers in Hamburg, Receives Rave Review from Artists

    On March 17th, 2008, the Divine Performing Arts performed in Hamburg for the first time at the Theater im Hafen. The more than two-hour-long Chinese Spectacular showcased 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture and was coupled with state-of-the-art animated backdrops.
  • France: Call for Justice in Paris Human Rights Plaza

    On March 16th, 2008, French Falun Gong practitioners gathered at Human Rights Plaza in Paris, calling on the international community to be concerned over the persecution of Falun Gong in China, urging the Communist Party to stop the illegal arrests and detention of Falun Gong practitioners before the Beijing Olympics and to release all the practitioners detained.
  • Ireland: Falun Gong Practitioners Win an Award in the National Day Parade

    St. Patrick’s Day is a National Day for the Republic of Ireland. The whole nation was filled with a festival atmosphere. After attending the Great National Day parade in Cashel on March 15th, Falun Gong practitioners were also invited to join the National Day parade in Cork on March 17th. At the end of the event, Falun Gong practitioners were awarded the best dancing group award for their beautiful traditional Chinese dances during the parade.
  • Czech Republic: Showing Gratitude with her Tears at the Gala Spectacular in Prague

    Renate Vrchovska is a reserved sixty-two year old Czech. She declined the first interview due to a language barrier. Having seen the performance, however, she was deeply touched by the pure beauty of the Gala. She found the reporter and tried to express her feelings in the limited English that she knew, “The performance was wonderful! Deeply moving!”
  • Germany: Renowned German Historian: Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular Gives Strength and Encouragement

    "Impressive, fascinating, wonderful!" This was the impression left on renowned German historian Professor Arnulf Baring after he attended the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular at the Berlin International Congress Center. Professor Baring said that what he found most amazing was Ms. Qi Xiaochun's Erhu performance. "The sound was simply beautiful".
  • United Kingdom: Forum on Human Rights in China at Cambridge University

    In the leather-clad debating chamber of the oldest debating society in the world a forum on Human Rights in China rang clear. David Kilgour, former Canadian Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific), Annie Yang, an ex-prisoner of conscience and David Matas, international human rights lawyer were guest speakers in a forum hosted by the Cambridge Union Society of Cambridge University in England.
  • Austria: A Great Welcome for the Chinese Spectacular in Vienna

    In the mid-18th century, the most brilliant classical music masters in the history of music including Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert lived in Vienna. The Chinese Spectacular, upon completion of performances in Germany, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Switzerland, opened at City Theatre in Vienna at 7:30 pm, March 6th, 2008. Austrian government officials and celebrities all extended their greetings on the arrival of the Gala Spectacular.
  • Turkey: Human Rights Torch Relay Arrives in Mersin

    The global Human Rights Torch Relay arrived in Turkey on 1st March, 2008 and the ceremony of the relay was held at the famous Ataturk Park in central Mersin. The Human Rights Torch Relay was initiated by the CIPFG (Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China) on 9th August 2007. The protest revealed the Communist Party (CCP)’s crimes of persecuting Falun Gong, its human rights abuses and violation of the Olympic spirit, calling on the Turkish government and people to pay attention of human rights situation in China and to boycott the Olympics.
  • Germany: Chinese Spectacular Opens to Appreciative Audience in Berlin

    After a year of anticipation, the city of Berlin has once again welcomed the Divine Performing Arts. On March 14th, 2008, the Divine Performing Arts presented a fascinating performance of the Chinese Spectacular for the people of Berlin. Upon conclusion of the final act, applause filled the theater, and performers answered curtain calls three times. Numerous members of the audience offered a standing ovation, and many were reluctant to leave.
  • Austria: The Chinese Spectacular Makes a Stir in Vienna, Attracting Well-known Artists in Austria

    The Chinese Spectacular by the Divine Performing Arts is sweeping Europe with its ever increasing popularity. The two shows in Vienna, the music capital of the world, attracted a large, appreciative audience representing all walks of live. Among the spectators were quite a number of artists, many of whom came to the last show in Vienna on March 7th, 2008.
  • France: Parisians Fall for the Gala Spectacular

    On the evening of March 1st, 2008, the French International Conference Centre welcomed the third performance by Divine Performing Arts. This rich and splendid performance once again conquered the heart of the romantic Paris audience. Many French main politicians and well known people in the art circle came to see the show.
  • Slovakia: Gala Spectacular Arrives in Bratislava

    On March 8th, the Gala Spectacular safely arrived at Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia, with a performance of the Chinese Spectacular scheduled for the 9th at the new Slovak National Theatre. This is The Divine Performing Arts’ first visit to a former Communist country in central Europe. A week earlier, almost 1,000 tickets were sold to eager customers.
  • Czech Republic: Rave Reviews from the Audience After DPA Chinese Spectacular Plays Second Performance in Prague

    At the conclusion of the second show of the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular at the Prague Congress Centre, the audience responded with a long standing ovation. The performers answered two curtain calls, but when the curtain closed once again, most of the audience was still standing, enthusiastically applauding.
  • Czech Republic: Local Performing Artists Greatly Impressed by the Divine Performing Arts, Acclaiming the Show as the Peak of Perfection

    Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular presented two more shows at the Prague Congress Center on March 11th. Many artists were among the audience. Ballet expert Ms. Kostulanova praised the Chinese Spectacular highly. She said, "It was absolutely perfect and excellent. I have never seen such a performance before. All the dancers were the top of the top".