New York: Divine Performing Arts Plays to a Full House in Manhattan and Receives an Enthusiastic Response from the Audience (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On the evening of August 24, 2008, Divine Performing Arts once again presented the compassion and beauty of traditional Chinese to a packed house at the Hammerstein Ballroom at Manhattan Center Studios. The performance was given to celebrate the successful conclusion of the second annual International Chinese Classical Dance Competition. The western and Chinese audience members, including contestants of the series of competitions hosted by New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV) were greatly impressed. The award ceremony for the second annual International Chinese Classical Dance Competition was held after the show.
The audience watching Divine Performing Arts performance
Divine Performing Arts' curtain call
Comments from the Bronze Award Winner for the Adult Female Division of the International Chinese Classical Dance Competition Taiwan contestant Huang Ting-jie won the bronze medal for the Adult Female Division of the Chinese Classical Dance Competition. She said that she liked the performance by Divine Performing Arts very much. She had attended the performance by Divine Performing Arts when it toured Taiwan this March, and this was the second time that she saw the show. Beside Chinese classical dance, Huang Ting-jie has also studied other dance forms, but she likes the Chinese classical dance very much. She said it is because Chinese dance is the most diversified, and has the most profound inner meaning. Gold Award Winner for the International Chinese Violin Competition: The performance was great, spectacular Tong Yan, gold award winner of the 2008 NTDTV International Chinese Violin Competition, attended the performance by Divine Performing Arts for the first time. She said, "I sat at the back, I also wanted to dance with them. The performance was fantastic, spectacular." "I liked the dance performance 'Lady of the Moon.' It was very impressive. I also like the voice of the tenor." Tong Yan continued by saying that she felt the music of the performance was very pleasant and comfortable. She said, "When I listen to the music, I don't think of whether the music is good or not, I think the music that makes listeners feel comfortable is good music."
Gold award winner of the 2008 NTDTV International Chinese Violin Competition Tong Yan
Tong Yan concluded by saying, "I hope everybody will come to see the show. I also hope that anyone who has the right conditions will take part in the competitions hosted by NTDTV, because you can learn a lot from them."
Mr. Jiang from Shanghai Theater Academy: The music is beautiful Mr Jiang was a composer when he was at the Shanghai Theater Academy. He felt the music in the performance left a special impression on him. He thought the coordination of the music and dances was harmonious, and he was impressed with their beauty. His favorite dance performance was "The Legend of Yue Fei."
"Everything is incredibly beautiful" Micheal came to attend the performance by Divine Performing Arts from New Jersey. She said, "I liked the show very much, it was the first time that I saw a Chinese-style performance. The performance was really a success. It's hard for me to say which performance was my favorite, because everything was incredibly beautiful, including the costumes and colors. I thought the message (about Falun Gong) expressed in the performance was very good. I was very happy to see this message."
"I have never seen such a wonderful performance" Lawyer Daphne Palose attended the performance with her friends. During the intermission, they carefully filled out the questionnaire prepared for the audience, and excitedly expressed their happiness. Daphne said, "It is a wonderful performance. I've always admired Chinese culture but I have never seen such a wonderful performance. What I liked the most is not only the beauty of the performance, but the spiritual message that the performance expressed. I liked it very much." Her friend said, "It was a perfect performance. Everything was so beautiful, the music, the costumes, and the performance. I enjoyed it very much."
"I sincerely suggest that everybody come to see the show" Sandra came to see the show with her friends. She sincerely told the reporter, "The whole performance was fantastic, especially when all the cast returned to the stage at the end of the performance, which showed a special big family. The whole performance was beautiful. The performance (The Risen Lotus Flower), that depicts what is happening in China, was very important. I sincerely suggest that everybody come to see the show, to have their own experience. I liked that young girl who played piano, too."