(Clearwisdom.net) On the evening of April 30, 2008, Divine Performing Arts (DPA) performed in Touhill Performing Arts Center (Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall) at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

Owner of Mahlers Dancehall: The best presentation of national image

Marsha Shepley, owner of Mahlers Dancehall, with one hundred year history, said after watching Chinese Spectacular, "I loved it." She thought that DPA did a wonderful job.


Marsha Shepley, owner of Mahlers Dancehall


Ms. Shepley said that the performers were professional and beautiful with nice figures, and they also had power and balance. She said that dancing needs good balance, whether it be ballet, or other dancing.Ms. Shepley also noticed the performers' hand gestures and face expressions. She said that the female performers' arm gestures were unique. In western dancing, the arm movement is generally ignored. She also mentioned that the performers' facial expressions were very beautiful.

Ms. Shepley commended the performance and said she liked each aspect of it, including the choreography, costumes, music, backdrops, and coordination of the story and dancing.

She said that culture depicted through performance was very important and the DPA performance was the best presentation of national image. She applauded the theme of the performance, kindness, a common value. She was very impressed.

Director of a Dance Company: An art enjoyment hard to get

Stacy West, director of the Modern American Dance Company, studies Chinese and Korean dancing. Before each performance, she read the program brochure carefully.


Stacy West, director of Modern American Dance Company


Ms. West has many years of experience in modern dance performance. She said after watching the show, "These performers seem very skillful and have many years of training, which is perfectly combined with stage experience."

She commended the performance, "The performers are beautiful. The costumes are really beautiful. Colors and music are put together, an art enjoyment hard to get. I most liked the drum dancing and fan dancing." Ms. West said she learned a lot from the DPA performance.