Chief Justice: This Show Is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Event (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Chen Chong-Jeng is the Chief Justice of the Taiwan High Court, Taichung City Branch Court. On March 12, 2008, he watched the final performance of Divine Performing Arts' Chinese Spectacular at the Huisun Auditorium of National Chung Hsing University in Taichung. He said the piece, "Drummers of the Tang Court" as well as the last piece, "Victory Drums" were both very inspiring and moving.
There were many kinds of drums in ancient China, but one can seldom find modern people who know their true meaning. Drums can not only inspire soldiers during battle, but they can also drive out evil spirits. It is said that in mythology, the Yellow Emperor (ancestor of the Han people) defeated Chi You (a war deity) using drums.
Mr. Chen was appreciative of the show's imaginative presentation of Chinese culture. "Every piece promoted Chinese traditions well, and the dancing was very pleasant to watch. 'Descent of the Celestial Kings' and 'Drummers of the Tang Court' purified people's hearts. 'The Lady of the Moon' is a story that every Chinese person knows, but we only read it in books. Now, it has been presented on stage, and it soothes people's hearts with memories. We were using our imagination when reading the mythology, but the realistic display with the scenery was more breathtaking than we could have imagined. 'The Risen Lotus Flower' manifested how Falun Gong has been persecuted, and it enables more people to learn the real story behind the persecution."
Mr. Chen praised the singers as well, saying, "What moved me the most were the singers. Their songs were so well done, full of energy, and their voices were all very clear."
Mr. Chen said he thoroughly enjoyed the entire show. "The performances were all very good and very exquisite. It presented five thousand years of Chinese culture, and the scenery fit perfectly with the themes. What was great about the show was that it encompassed many nationalities: Han, Manchurian, Mongolian... This show is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Tonight was a journey of the soul: a rich spiritual journey."