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  • 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.
  • Germany: “I have never seen such a moving and traditional Chinese performance”, says diplomat

    “I have been in Germany for over seven years, but I have never seen such moving traditional Chinese performance” Mr. Zhang Weiting the Director of Taipei Tourism Agency, Taiwan Ministry of Transportation and Communications said after seeing the Gala Spectacular in Frankfurt on the 16th of February. He said, “I would like to express my respect for Shen Yun for organising such a big performance group”.
  • Germany: “I found the dances to be wonderful and the choreography was perfect”

    The second and last Gala Spectacular show by the Divine Performing Arts Company in Duisburg’s Marientor Theatre was performed on Wednesday February 14th, 2008. The audience was very taken by the show that presented art inspired by gods with their perfect dance, music and song performances by fifty male and female artists.
  • Germany: Opening Night of the Spectacular in Duisburg

    On Tuesday, February 13th, the opening night of the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular began at 8pm in Duisburg. Around fifty male and female artists performed a breathtaking, colourful and touching performance for the entire family and brought to the audience a touch of the true and profound Chinese culture.
  • Germany: "I am deeply moved by the performances of loyalty and dedication to the nation as well as about Falun Gong"

    The evening after the first performance of the Shen Yun Spectacular in Frankfurt ended, Ms Zhang Jie from Mainland China told a reporter that the Spectacular gave her culturally a very pure feeling. She said, “In China one can rarely see this kind of programme. The great majority of performances are commercially oriented. It is quite rare to have such pure feeling culturally.” Ms Zhang was specially moved by two excerpts: “There were quite a few places that touched me greatly".
  • Germany: More Praise for the Spectacular in Frankfurt

    The Jahrhunderthalle, a multifunction art and conference centre in Frankfurt, won German’s best conference centre award due to its unique software service and hardware infrastructure. The Divine Performing Arts group on tour from America staged its second performance in Europe here to an enchanted audience.
  • The European Parliament Hosts Shen Yun European Tour VIP Reception

    The reception was hosted by the Vice President of the European Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee, Helga Trpel. In her speech, she said, "China is a beautiful country with outstanding tradition [...] But we also see that China’s pollution of the environment and its human rights problems are still very serious. Its persecution of dissidents has steadily increased. This cannot be accepted whatsoever".
  • Germany: "Watching Shenyun, my body became lighter"

    In the history of China, stories about of Gagaku, songs that helped people get rid of illnesses and keep fit, were heard from time to time. There is an old saying in China: "Merit Music and Gagaku are useful to people's physical and mental health". Many westerners think that classical music can help people keep emotional stability and help to stabilise a patient's condition. Miracles of illnesses being dispelled after watching the Shen Yun Chinese Spectacular have been heard in the Shen Yun Performance Group’s tour across the world in the past two years. In the first concert performed at Duisburg Germany by Shen Yun Performance Group a reporter encountered such a case.
  • Germany: Divine Performing Arts Arrives in Frankfurt, First Show Touches Audience

    After the first stop in Duisburg, Germany, the Divine Performing Arts (DPA) Chinese Spectacular arrived in Frankfurt and staged a performance in Jahrhunderthalle on February 16, 2008. The show was warmly welcomed and audience members were visibly happy after watching it. During the last couple of months, an advertisement for the show was seen everywhere in Frankfurt.
  • Germany: Award-Winning Chinese Newspaper Reporter gives an Interview after Watching the Spectacular

    In September 2006, the literary work “‘What Kind of God’. A Survey of the Current Safety of China’s Food” was short listed for the Letter of Ulysses Award for the Art of Reporting 2006. The report related the current situation of the safety of food in China, and its author, Zhou Qing, consequently received attention from the international community. “What Kind of God” has already been translated into many languages, with the Japanese version reaching a towering 50,000 copies on its first publication.