Vice President of the University of Toronto: "The Chinese New Year Spectacular Is a Great, Cultural Feast" (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) From January 18 to 20, the Divine Performing Arts Company will give several NTDTV Chinese New Year Spectacular performances in Toronto. Professor Gage Averill, Vice President of the University of Toronto, Dean of the College of Music and also a famous musician, praised the show for combining profound historical content with modern art and for contributing to the communication between Chinese and Western cultures.
Professor Gage Averill, the Vice President of the University of Toronto, the Dean of the College of Music, and a famous musician
Prof. Averill pointed out that the phenomenon that has defined this new millenium is the rise of the power of Chinese culture and industry, not just on the mainland but Chinese people around the globe. "And it is critical that the audiences in North America, which are the primary audiences of the show, have a better sense of China than what they get just from new stories. They need to understand something of the five thousand years of Chinese thought and philosophy, artistic expression. We need this kind of understanding globally. We need not just new stories, and business transactions, but a better way to look across cultures and understand the humanity that has underlined it.
"This looks to me to be an extraordinary Spectacular show, and a show that ranges widely through deeply historical expressions to very contemporary expressions. And it also shows that it doesn't try to put traditional Chinese culture in a box, but really allows it to breathe and interact with cultures around the world, to find contemporary expression within a Chinese dialogue, but also to interact with other cultures." "That is the enormous achievement of the show, and I think it is these types of efforts that will bear fruit in the great cultural understanding."
"I congratulate New Tang Dynasty Televion for the Chinese New Year Spectacular, and wish all of their audience members, and the audience members at the show a Happy and Prosperous New Year."