On March 21, 2007, the Divine Performing Arts Troupe
presented the second performance of the 2007 Chinese New Year Spectacular in
Canberra, the capital of Australia. This performance of traditional Chinese
dance and music attracted many government officers and the media, who highly
praised the show. The Spectacular was supported by many Parliament Members,
businesses, and the media. More than 10 media outlets reported about the Spectacular.
Congratulations from Government Officials
The Hon Philip Ruddock MP, Attorney General
The Hon Philip Ruddock MP, Attorney General, attended the Spectacular. During
the intermission, he told the reporter that the performances were fabulous.
The Tang Dynasty style dancing and the stage designs brought the beauty of Chinese
arts to the audience. He told the reporter that the audience members are from
different cultures, and said that people should learn about different cultures,
as otherwise our vision would be very narrow.
Mr. Zed Seselja, Member of Parliament Parliament
Mr. Zed Seselja, a Member of Parliament, said that the performances were very
rich, and he was very glad to watch them. He said that the beauty of the Tang
Dynasty would touch everybody’s heart. He wished the Spectacular a big
Ms. Jacqui Burke, Member of Parliament
Ms. Jacqui Burke, Member of Parliament, said that she came here to support
Divine Performing Arts. She appreciates the Chinese culture very much, and she
expected to enjoy the traditional Chinese art during the show. She told the
reporter that the show was very beautiful and deeply touched her.
Feedback from the media
Ms. Helen Musa, art editor for the Canberra Times
Ms. Helen Musa, the art editor for the Canberra Times, said that the
influence of the Buddha School on the performances is amazing. She opened her
eyes and ears to those performances. She said that she understood the different
levels of the performances, which not only impacted the audiences’ eyes
and ears, but also their hearts and souls.
Southern Cross Ten TV station, 2CA Radio Station and several newspapers sponsored
the Spectacular. Mr. Peter Starun from 2CA Radio Station said that the show
was worth their sponsorship because it included such a rich culture, which is
very exciting for Canberra.
Mr. Chou Chin-Fa, director of Taiwan Commerce Office in Canberra
Mr. Chou Chin-Fa, the director of Taiwan Commerce Office in Canberra, and
his wife said that they enjoyed every performance on the program. They said
that all the performances have deep content and made a deep impact. The divine
culture was fully demonstrated by the very skillful performances. They said
that the show was very professional and manifested the most righteous and beautiful
side of traditional Chinese culture. They said that it is one of the top shows
in the world.
Ted and Wenda Cook
Audience members Ted and Wenda Cook told the reporter that the scene of a
little girl holding a candle deeply touched them. The solo was very touching
too. They told the reporter that they would come again if the Spectacular will
be shown in Canberra next year.
Chris, who married a Chinese woman
Chris, who married a Chinese woman, likes Chinese culture very much. He said
that it is difficult to comment on such a rich Spectacular. He said that it
is very gorgeous and hard to describe in words.
Mr. Su and his family watched the show. He praised the show highly. He said:
“Yue Fei’s spirit encouraged many Chinese people. He is our national hero.
However, few young Chinese people know about him. So, it is very good that the
Spectacular spreads Chinese history and promotes the Chinese culture.”
The performances by the Divine Performing Arts Troupe not only brought beauty,
happiness and brightness to the audience, but also helped to improve people’s
The Spectacular originally planned to have only one show in Canberra. It became
obvious that one show would not be enough, so the organizers decided to hold
two. Divine Performing Arts will perform next in Melbourne and Sydney.
Posting date: 24/Mar/2007
Original article date: 24/Mar/2007
Category: Australian News