Germany: Two Teachers Share Their Impressions of the Chinese Spectacular (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) Claudia Kolitz, a teacher, and her mother Berta Bürger, a retired teacher, watched the matinee performance of the Divine Performing Arts (DPA) Chinese Spectacular on April 19th. They both frequently attend the theatre and came to the Prinzregenten Theatre in Munich on Saturday, where the Divine Performing Arts Company from New York staged the last performances of their European Tour. They had learned about the show through a newspaper article.
Claudia Kolitz was very enthusiastic about the Spectacular. "It was fantastic and I enjoyed it a lot. I don't know much about China but I guess the culture was really conveyed well, in this case. It was easy to understand even for people who haven't thought about it a lot. I really can't say in words how much I enjoyed it. The culture is really different from our European culture; it was just something special."
Ms. Kolitz admired DPA's intention to maintain the Chinese cultural traditions, despite the opposition of the Communist regime. Regarding the current international discussions about human rights in the run up to the Olympics, she said: "I believe that we shouldn't boycott the games but people should be better informed [about human rights abuses in China]." She talked about the dance, "The Power of Awareness," saying, "It was fantastic how the people chased them [the Chinese Communist Party representatives who tried to harm Falun Gong practitioners] away in the end. That was really good."
Ms. Kolitz' mother, Berta Bürger, also enjoyed the Chinese Spectacular and said she would recommend it to anyone. "I really have to agree with everything my daughter said. It was really grand," she said. She experienced Chinese culture when she went to China eleven years ago, and she has retained many wonderful memories of Chinese culture from her trip.
Ms. Bürger said she was especially impressed by the sopranos, whom she found to be very versatile. "Their voices were incomparable and hearing each one was a wonderful experience. I was also impressed by the musician playing the Erhu, a two-stringed instrument. There is nothing comparable in Europe."
Category: Shen Yun Performing Arts