Divine Performing Arts Performs in Sydney (Photos)


After eight successful shows in four cities, the Divine Performing Arts played
in Sydney on March 29, 2007.


NTDTV held a pre-show reception. More than 150 politicians, media,
representatives from business community, Chinese community and art community
attended. Reporters from the mainstream media in Sydney, such as Channel 7 and
9, 2UE Radio Station, FM 99.3, and newspapers from the Italian and Thai
communities watched and reported on the show. The first show in Sydney amazed
the audience. Many Chinese people expressed that they were proud of it, and many
Westerners said that it was the best show they ever saw. The sponsors of the
show expressed that the show was fabulous and they would like to sponsor it
every year.



Mr. David Clarke, MP: “The program has deep content”



Mr. David Clarke, a Member of Parliament from New South Wales, said that the
show has manifested the Chinese culture so that people in Australia can enjoy
it. He said that he enjoyed every performance in the program because their
contents, such as freedom, moral and compassion, are very profound. He
congratulated NTDTV for successfully promoting such a good show around the
world.



Mr. David Clarke, MP


Mr. Clarke said that the performance “To the Rightful Place” is
very important, because what Falun Gong practitioners are trying to promote is
beneficial to everybody. Falun Gong practitioners are welcomed everywhere in the
world.



Mr. Paul Mcleay, MP: “Show contributes to the multi-cultural tapestry of
Australian society”




Mr. Paul Mcleay, MP


Mr. Paul Mcleay, MP, expressed that he enjoyed the show which features
Chinese culture and contributes to the multi-cultural tapestry of Australian
society.



CCP interference promotes the show



Before the show, the most famous TV program in Australia, Lateline on ABC TV,
reported the Spectacular and exposed the interference it faced from the Chinese
Consulate in Sydney. There were still some tickets left and the publicity made
people curious about the show and bought tickets. The CCP's evil behavior
promoted the show.



CCP pressure cannot stop people watching the Spectacular



The night before the show, ABC TV reported that the CCP had exerted pressure
on some people, trying to keep them from going to the show. Mr. Ian Cohen,
spokesman of The Greens, published a media release titled “Chinese
Government Bullying will not stop Green MP's attendance.” He said:
“Tonight's show will be an event not to be missed. The overreaction of the
Chinese Government officials begs the question–what have they got to
hide?”



Mr. Ian Cohen, spokesman of The Greens


Mr. Cohen told this reporter that the Spectacular was fabulous. The dancing
and music was amazing. He said that he liked the Erhu performance and called it
Chinese violin. He also liked the dance “Snow Mountain, White Lotus.”


He mentioned that the Chinese Consulate had written to him, asking him not to
go to the show. He said that the Chinese government should know that their
action is useless, especially in Australia. He said that he would feel weird if
any organization, political power or representatives from a government is afraid
of such a show.



Diplomats: “This is a good chance to learn Chinese culture”




Mr. Ernst Hofstetter, the Consul-General from Switzerland in
Australia and his wife


Mr. Ernst Hofstetter, the Consul-General from Switzerland in Australia and
his wife expressed that they were very happy to come to the show. He said that
it is a very good chance to learn the Chinese culture. He said that the things
he learned through the show are very impressive.


Mr. Hofstetter mentioned that he got a letter from the Chinese consulate ten
days ago, in which the Chinese government officials asked him not to go to the
show, and slandered Falun Gong. His wife was very surprised and cannot believe
the government officials from a big country would ruin their image by
interfering with the freedom of diplomats from other countries.



Italian Newspaper will keep reporting the Spectacular




Mr. Gilbert, the manager of La Fiamma, a newspaper in
Italian community, and his wife and friends


Mr. Gilbert, the manager of La Fiamma, a newspaper in Italian
community, and his wife and friends came to the reception. La Fiamma
reported the Spectacular. After the show, Mr. Gilbert and his friends praised
it. He said that he watched the news on ABC TV and he could not understand why
the CCP would interfere with it. He went to China in January and watched some
shows there, but he said that he didn't like them, and that the NTDTV
Spectacular is very different. They expressed that they would come again next
year. Mr. Gilbert was proud that his newspaper is one of the sponsors of the
show. He hoped that NTDTV would provide them with some photos and related
materials so that his newspaper can publish a report of the show.



Representative from an insurance company: “Amazing”



Belinda, a representative from NRMA Company, the biggest automobile insurance
company in Australia, and her friend Patrick praised the show. Patrick liked the
Erhu performed by Qi Xiaochun. The dance “A Dunhuang Dream” also
attracted them. They were amazed that the dances are based on real historic
stories.



Belinda, the representative from NRMA Company, the biggest
automobile insurance company in Australia, and her friend Patrick


Belinda said that through the show, she had a new and deeper understanding of
Chinese culture. All the stories manifested by the dances told her the same
thing–“go back to your true self.” Belinda said that she likes the
Chinese dances very much.



Taiwan Tourism Bureau: “We will sponsor the NTDTV Spectacular every
year”




Mr. Chang Funan, the chief of the Taiwan Tourism Bureau in
Australia


The Tourism Bureau in Taiwan is one of the sponsors of the show. Mr. Chang
Funan, the chief of the Tourism Bureau in Australia, said that it was very
worthy to sponsor this show, because it is fabulous. He liked the Dai Dance and
the drum performance. He expressed that they will sponsor the show every year to
promote the traditional Chinese culture.



Leader of the Chinese Community: “My favorite is the Dance “Hua
Mulan””




Ms. Chen Shuyi, president of the Chinese Women's Association
in Sydney


Ms. Chen Shuyi, president of the Chinese Women's Association in Sydney,
praised the show and the hosts of the show. She likes the dances and expressed
that her favorite is the dance “Hua Mulan”, which manifested Hua
Mulan's character. She also said that the dance “a Dunhuang Dream” was
very good.


On March 30 and 31, the Divine Performing Arts will have other three
shows in Sydney. After the big success of the first one, we believe that the
next ones will be very popular.

Posting date: 1/April/2007
Original article date: 1/April/2007
Category: Insights

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