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  • Switzerland: "It Was Like a Wonderful Dream"

    Mr. Wilson is an employee of a luxury hotel in Geneva. He is a big fan of the arts and has seen performing arts shows all over the world. On March 2nd, he attended the Chinese Spectacular in Geneva. During the intermission, he told reporter that he has never seen such a good show before. He said the dances, music and colours were all wonderful. "It was like a dream to me", he said.
  • Germany: “This perfect interaction between music, choreography and dance was absolutely wonderful”

    He continued, “The other thing I was most impressed with was the political theme that was shown in two dance scenes. This was done extremely well. The choreography of the second one of the two scenes was done especially well, mainly how the three principles “Truthfulness, Benevolence, Forbearance” were brought into the scene. It was very impressive. The choreography was done so well, without appearing deliberate, although it addressed a very serious issue".
  • France: Parisians Impressed by the High Artistic Standards of the Chinese Spectacular

    The brilliant performances once again delighted their audience. As it was a weekend, many prominent government officials came--some even brought their bodyguards. Some officials told reporters that they were senior officials from the Foreign Affairs Ministry or Ministry of Internal Affairs, and they therefore had to decline public interviews.
  • Germany: 'Information Day' during a Football Match between Germany and China

    On February 28th 2008, the World Organisation for Human Rights held an Information Day activity at Badenova Stadium in Freiburg, Germany. Some Falun Gong practitioners from Germany and Switzerland also participated in the activity. They exposed the truth about the persecution against Falun Gong to the spectators who came to view the women’s football match between Germany and China and called on the Chinese Communist regime to put an end to the persecution of Falun Gong.
  • United Kingdom: London Audience Expresses Appreciation for the Divine Performing Arts

    On the afternoon of August 24, 2008, the Divine Performing Arts on Tour successfully concluded its four performances in London. Two ladies from the audience expressed their views about the show. One of them was Nola, who moved to London from Ireland. She is an amateur painter. The other lady was Nola's cousin, Jessica, who is a college student, majoring in arts.
  • Paris: Show Displays New Hope and Peace

    On the evening of February 29, 2008, the Divine Performing Arts Company held the first show of the Chinese Spectacular in the Palais des Congres de Paris. Afterwards, many in the audience said that they enjoyed the traditions manifested in the show. One said, "I hope people can be clear that this sort of thing is what our world needs most."
  • France: Divine Performing Arts Performs the First of Four Shows in Paris and Wins Acclaim from VIPs

    On February 29th, 2008, the first of four Chinese Spectacular shows in Paris was held in Palais des Congres de Paris. During the performance, the audience and performers interacted warmly. After the show, the curtains lowered and the audience was reluctant to leave. The performers answered curtain calls three times.
  • France: Parisian Audience Commends Chinese Spectacular

    On February 29th, 2008, the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular played at the Palais des Congres in Paris and received great acclaim from the audience. Ms. Francoise runs an art publishing company. She said, "I enjoyed those dances and songs, especially the ones depicting historical stories. They help us better understand Chinese culture."
  • 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.