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  • 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.
  • Germany: "I Could Not See Such a Performance in China"

    On the evening of February 16th, 2008, the Divine Performing Arts held its first Chinese Spectacular show in Frankfurt, Germany. Ms. Zhang Jie, from China, said, "I could not see such a performance in China. Most shows in China are commercial. The pure culture shown in tonight's performance is not found there." She was touched most by two performances in the show, "Several performances touched me, including, 'The Loyalty of General Yue Fei'. Everyone knows loyalty to the nation. But people forget about it or do not like to mention it. The other was the performance about Falun Gong. China is persecuting it, and this is not acceptable."
  • Germany: Audience Experiences the Beauty of Divine Performing Arts

    On the evening of February 13th, 2008, the European premiere of the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular was staged in Duisburg. Many people came in groups to watch the show and gained memorable insights into five thousand years of Chinese civilization. Osman Kulcu was very impressed with the beauty of the performances and the great skill of the dancers. It gave him an opportunity to appreciate Chinese culture.
  • Germany: Falun Gong Association Holds a Rally Condemning the Chinese Communist Party for their Attempt to Interfere with the Chinese Spectacular

    On February 12th, the Falun Gong Association, one of the sponsors of the Shen Yun Spectacular, held a rally in the shopping centre of Duisburg, a city in the west of Germany. On learning that the Chinese Communist Party (the CCP) attempted to stand in the way of the Spectacular being held in Sweden, Karl Eilert who has already retired said with a sigh, “I cannot simply imagine the CCP even wanting to interfere with a cultural performance such as the Shen Yuan Spectacular. We are living in a democratic country, the CCP has gone so far to extend its influence here and this is really very hard to understand".