Ms. Zhang from China's Dalian City: From Resistance to Surprise (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) New York realtor Ms. Zhang was quite surprised to see such an authentic Chinese cultural performance in a first class theater in New York's Broadway District.
Ms. Zhang with her daughter at Radio City Music Hall on February 1, 2008 (Photo by: Zhang Tianyi / Epoch Times)
Ms. Zhang's English name is Kathrin. She is originally from Dalian City, China. After seeing the Chinese New Year Splendor, she described her feeling as "surprised."
Kathrin likes to do artistic gymnastics and she has the look of a performing artist. Prior to her coming to the US seven years ago, she attended stage shows in China. But since she came to this country she has not seen any Chinese stage performances. She came to this show through friend's recommendation.
"Initially I resisted the idea, thinking, 'How good can a Chinese show made in the US be?' But after strong recommendations from a friend, my curiosity got the better of me and I decided to give it a try. I was surprised to see this traditional Chinese cultural performance here."
She continued, "Everyone knows of Radio City Music Hall. I used to go to Christmas shows such as 'A Chorus Line.' I suggest that Chinese people come to see this. I had no idea that these pure, traditional Chinese dances were performed here. The Divine Performing Arts gave me a big surprise."
Kathrin told the reporter that she thought all the programs were good, from the traditional choreography to the impressive drummers. She felt that the Divine Performing Arts has extraordinary talent and technique.
"To see such a high level performance outside of China is pretty good. I will recommend this to my friends and tell them this show is worth seeing. I also feel that the show is especially suitable for Westerners. Chinese culture is so 'hot' nowadays. Many Westerners are eager to learn about Chinese culture. This show can help them find out more about Chinese traditional culture."