(Clearwisdom.net) Divine Performing Arts (DPA) New York Company and the DPA Orchestra staged their first show at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center on December 30, 2008. The sublime beauty of the performance impressed the audience of different nationalities and backgrounds, who expressed amazement at the profundity and broadness of traditional Chinese culture.

Attentive audience at the DPA show at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn

The audience gives long, enthusiastic applause at the end of the DPA show

Professor of English Literature: "The Udumbara's Bloom" Is the Most Significant

Professor Sypniewski brought his whole family to the DPA show. They were seated in the first row, and at the intermission after the first half of the show, Professor Sypniewski told a reporter, "The show was impressive. I have learned more about the persecution of Falun Gong (by the Chinese Communist Party - CCP); now I finally understand more about it. The program that I liked the most was 'The Udumbara's Bloom', which was the most significant and unique, different from other cultures, especially the American culture."

Chinese-American Student: The dance related to Falun Gong is very good

Alex Xie is a Chinese-American student who grew up outside of China. He said that the dance related to Falun Gong was very good. He said it flowed naturally from the previous numbers that displayed scenes of ancient China, with the scenes changing to modern times and portraying what is happening right now. Mr. Xie said that there were many things at the spiritual level in the performance. Through the show, he could see that the authentic Chinese culture has not been lost, but is suffering persecution (by the CCP) in contemporary society.

Mr. Xie said, "Though I grew up overseas, I believe in deities and Buddhas in China, in particular, just like it was shown after the Falun Gong practitioner was tortured to death, his life lived on [referring to the dance, "Persecuted On a Sacred Path"]. This actually has many points in common with many western religions. People have faith, which can be understood even by people who grew up in the United States."