On the evening of February 21st, 2009, in the Hall of the Century, Frankfurt, the Divine Performing Arts company took the audience on a journey back to ancient times.
An overseas student from mainland China: "I have felt the power of compassion"
After seeing the performances, Yao Tong, a student from mainland China who studies engineering in Germany, sighed, “I am very moved! What all these performances are manifesting is the Chinese traditional culture (which is left by Gods). At the same time, they are really demonstrating Falun Gong’s principles of cultivation, which is stirring.” He said that he was moved by the power of compassion from these performances, “Because what they (artists from Divine Performing Arts) represent is compassion with a just state of mind. In this persecution, all means the Chinese (the Chinese Communist Party) government use are inhuman indeed. And who it is ill-treating are a group of very kind people. I think that all those who have conscience have felt the power of compassion from these performances and can realize the evilness of the persecution by the CCP. “
Before the performances, the CCP had coerced student unions in Hessen, Germany, telling the Chinese students not to see the performances given by Divine Performing Arts. Yao Tong did not pay attention to the prohibition. Together with his girl friend who has not been here long, he went and saw the performances. He told the reporter that he hoped that the persecution of Falun Gong which has lasted for a long time could end one day. For many Chinese overseas students who did not dare to see the show because of the coercion from the Chinese Consulate, Yao Tong felt very sorry, “I hope that more Chinese people will have opportunities to realize the persecution. I hope that the performances can awaken the conscience of even more people, and let more Chinese people know what is true and what is false. Only by knowing the facts can they see through lies.”
Tang Xu, Yao Tong’s girl friend who has been in Germany for less than a year, is studying law at the moment. ”I have never taken interest in Spring Festival performances but the performances we have seen tonight are very good, and we have found the show by Divine Performing Arts fresh and new! The basic skills of the dancers are excellent.” Tang Xue expressed that she could feel the sympathetic response of the audience from their applause.
An overseas student who specializes in music: I hope that there will be more performances in the world given by Divine Performing Arts
Miss Peng is now studying music in Germany. She has had professional training on erhu for ten years. “Hope”, the erhu solo played by Qi Xiaocun left her a deep impression, “Her erhu performance is very good, not only the melody composed but also her skills of using the erhu have all reached very high standard. All music composed by Divine Performing Arts is very good as well.”
For the combination of both Chinese and Western traditional instruments used by Divine Performing Arts Orchestra, Miss Peng was also highly appreciative,” I think it very good. It can be said as a unique creation and a different combination. (Such a combination of both Chinese and Western Symphony) and its future development will bring traditional music instruments to the world stage. Especially when I am overseas, I feel very happy to see that so many western audience love Divine Performing Arts. This sort of art is well worth promoting all over the world!”
From a professional artistic point of view, Miss Peng thought that every aspect of Divine Performing Arts was well worth recommending ”Including the composition, the connection of the adagio and allegro, every aspect is very good. The basic skills of dancers are so good and solid. They are very attractive and hold attention when the audience is watching. I very much like the performance “The Blossom of Borneo” because its music is very appealing. Both the dance movements and consumes are very beautiful. And the shape of the dance and choreography are also very good.”
Miss Peng who has been studying music for eight semesters still thought that Divine Performing Art Tour should be given great support so that the Chinese traditional culture which has been destroyed by the CCP could be restored, “I hope that there should be even more such performances, this can promote the Chinese culture (the 5000-year culture left by gods) all over the world, including the Chinese traditional and classic music, dancing arts and even traditional costumes.”
Ms. Huang: I feel the harmony between human beings and the nature
Together with her family members, Ms. Huan from Hubei province, China saw the Show. She thought that every performance is very good including costumes, music and the backdrop of the stage. The performance “We are still walking on the path of the divine during the persecution” left her very deep impression. She said that she liked the performance even thought she herself was not a Falun Gong practitioner.
Ms. Huang still added, “The key of the performances by Divine Performing Arts emphasizes the values of harmony between human beings and the nature. It is because I believe in God that the performances by Divine Performing Arts are touching my heart. Our Chinese culture firstly teaches people to turn into gods through cultivation. The culture is left by gods and values the harmony between human beings and the nature. I think that the world will be in chaos if this law is broken.”
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