Feb 1, 2009

Renquan Zheng/The Epoch Times

Dr. Son, president of International Photography League and director of a natural museum, finds the colors of his dream at Divine Performing Arts. (The Epoch Times)

(Clearwisdom.net) DAEGU, South Korea--On the afternoon of Saturday Jan. 31, Divine Performing Arts (DPA) brought Dr. Son, president of the International Photography League and the director of a natural museum, a big surprise at the Suseong Artpia in Daegu, Korea's fourth largest city.

"DPA's colors, rhythms of the dances, the harmony of the mellifluous music--they are absolutely influenced by Gods. It feels like being one with heaven and mankind," he said.

"While watching the Divine Performing Arts, I felt like I was placed at the top of the world and seemed to be surrounded by the clouds of heaven--that kind of sacred feeling, and that kind of miracle is hard to describe with words."

"What a blessed two hours"

It was Dr. Son's second experience of Divine Performing Arts.

"When I first saw DPA's costumes and dance, it reminded me of the colors of my dream. The dancers' gestures seemed to be moving within heavenly clouds, bringing me into a wonderland. DPA has left me a dreamlike, miraculous moment. What a blessed two hours!

"I often dream, but I always forget the colors that appeared in my dreams after I get up. However, while I was watching DPA, I felt like I was absorbed into a marvelous dream. The colors that appeared in front of my eyes were exactly the colors that emerged in my dream before--the absolutely miraculous colors.

"Yes, they were the colors of my dream," said Dr. Son, who holds a doctorate degree in Computer Engineering. He is a famed professor of Kyungpook National University. Built in 1946, it is currently one of Korea's best universities.

"I believe that many people must share the same feeling--the Chinese culture prior to the distortion by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was so pleasant. Before the CCP came in, the colors in China were mainly hand-blended from the three basic colors. To me, all those colors created a harmonious fusion together. They were soft and serene. All of the colors displayed by DPA embued the essence of the designs, bringing the phenomenal Chinese culture to life."

A program that "can touch all hearts"

"The traditional Chinese culture displayed by DPA is the root of our [Korean] culture. Luckily, DPA is bringing this art that mankind longs for, to the entire world," said Dr. Son.

Yet, Dr. Son also learned more about the unfortunate events taking place in China today from the piece, "Heaven Awaits Us Despite Persecution," a dance about a father who is persecuted to death by the Chinese Communist Party for maintaining his belief in Falun Gong, a traditional spiritual practice based on Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance.

"The Falun Gong story left a particularly deep impression. Kind people are being brutally persecuted by the CCP. Such a horrible tragedy is masterfully choreographed and turned into art. I think only genius choreographers can create a program like this. The audience members all have different beliefs, yet this program can touch all hearts, making it hard to hold back one's tears. From the program I learned about Falun Gong. I learned about the unfortunate situation that is happening in China today."