Boston: Chinese New Year Spectacular Presents the Essence of Divinely-inspired Culture (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV)'s Chinese New Year Spectacular show, a traditional fine arts cultural show, was performed on February 10, 2007 at the historic Opera House in Boston, presenting the audience a new hope in the New Year.
Elegant dancing performed at the Chinese New Year Spectacular, preserves the splendor of the traditional Chinese culture and exhibits the essence of the divinely-inspired culture
An engrossed audience
A number of VIPs in the New England area wished the Spectacular a success and the audience a Happy Chinese New Year. The Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, and Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, sent congratulatory messages to the Spectacular show, saying that the Chinese New Year Spectacular show brings us the best of Chinese culture. The Governor of Connecticut, M. Jodi Rell, said in her congratulatory message that she appreciated NTDTV's effort to enrich people's understanding of Chinese culture and traditions, and provide us with an excellent opportunity to learn about the Chinese and Western society.
The Massachusetts' Minister of Finance not only sent a congratulatory message but also awarded NTDTV. In addition, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vermont, Kuo-tung Yang, a congressmen from Massachusetts and the Boston Chinese City Council member also sent congratulatory letters.
Vice-chairman of the Veterans' Association in Quincy, Dee Lawson, said that his friends who went together with him to watch the show commented that the performance was incredible. They felt they could understand why the Chinese Communist regime persecutes Falun Gong. "Your preservation of traditional Chinese culture and spectacular scenes and costumes were all wonderful."
Gary Sottile said the performance was excellent. Dancers' postures, the color, music and songs were all enthralling. He appreciated every program, and he was so deeply moved that he cried numerous times.
Twin sisters (the two in the left) commented that the Boston Chinese New Year Spectacular is wonderful. They hope to go to New York to watch the next performance.
The twin sisters, Sylvia Cooper and Marilyn Cooper, who work at the government, said the performance was really excellent. They praised the beautiful costumes, melodious music and backdrop designs of very high caliber. At the intermission, they bought a VCD of the 2006 Chinese New Year Gala, and also asked for the time and venue for the Chinese New Year Spectacular show in New York, and hoped to go there to watch.
Physician Anthony Lopez said that it was the first time his wife and he watched the show. They were surprised that the traditional Chinese culture is different from what they imagined. They hoped to watch more of such performances.
Ms. Dai, who works at a big company in Boston, said that she loved all the programs, particularly, "Hua Mulan," which carries deep meaning and is touching. She thought it has educational meaning for young people, because many young people nowadays have no idea about loyalty and filial piety. "Ladies of Manchu Court" was very beautiful. It displays the Manchu princesses' graceful, elegant and subtle beauty.
The entire performance of beautiful dancing and pleasant colors and music highlighted the loyalty, filial piety, righteousness, ritual, wisdom and trust in Chinese history as well as kind people's worship of Gods and Buddhas, and the heavenly principle that good and evil will receive their due returns. The show concluded with the dance, "Resounding Drums." Amid the rumble of drums that exorcises demons and evil spirits, everyone happily greeted the arrival of the New Year.