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  • Belgium: Belgian Theatergoers Marvel at Chinese Culture

    Three wonderful shows by Divine Performing Arts in Antwerp warmed the hearts of the usually conservative Belgians. A line of people could be seen at the ticket window right before the show. The audience members gave long, standing ovations at the end of each show. Some waved at the artists, while speaking glowingly about their impressions afterward.
  • Belgium: "I Am Happy I Made Time to Come to the Show!"

    The Divine Performing Arts staged two shows in Antwerp, Belgium on February 27th, 2008. After the shows the audience offered much praise for the performances. Verwigen Erik is a supervisor at Belgacom, the largest telecommunication company in Belgium. He took the day off from work so he could see the show. He said he was happy he made time to see it. "It is wonderful!"
  • Belgian Artists Admire the Divine Performing Arts

    The US-based Divine Performing Arts Touring Company (DPA) staged three shows of the Chinese Spectacular at the Stadsschouwburg Theater in Antwerp, Belgium over the past two days. Belgian political VIPs, dance experts and professors, top ballet dancers and artists were among the audience, and expressed their admiration for the Divine Performing Arts.
  • Germany: Press Announcement in Germany Condemns Attempts by the Chinese Communist Regime to Interfere with the Chinese Spectacular

    “I would have never imagined the Chinese Communist regime would attempt to interfere with a cultural show, such as the Chinese Shen Yun Gala. We live in a democracy. It is inconceivable that the Chinese Communist regime could bring its influence to bear in the West,” said Karl Eilert. The retiree heard about the attempt by the Chinese regime to prevent the Chinese Shen Yun Spectacular from being performed in Sweden during a demonstration by the Falun Gong Association, one of the organisers of the Gala on Tuesday February 2nd 2008 in one of Duisburg’s shopping centres.
  • Ukraine: Practitioners Protest Peacefully at the Chinese Embassy

    On December 13th, 2007, Ukrainian Falun Gong practitioners held a protest at the Chinese Embassy urging the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to stop its eight year persecution of Falun Gong. Practitioners distributed truth material and newspapers to tell the people that in China Falun Gong practitioners had been illegally thrown into labour camps, mental hospitals and even been tortured to death and that the CCP’s purpose was to force them to give up their belief.
  • Germany: A Big Welcome in Europe for the Divine Performing Arts Opening Night in Duisburg

    On Tuesday, February 12th, 2008, twenty male and female performers from the company of Shen Yun Dancers arrived at Dusseldorf airport from New York. They began their European tour with the opening night of the Chinese Shen Yun-Show, on February 13th 2008, and continue with a second show on February 14th 2008 in Duisburg.
  • 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!"