Member of Swedish Parliament Attends Spectacular, Condemns CCP Interference (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Divine Performing Arts on Tour opened its third show at the Circus Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden on March 25, 2008. A grand feast of traditional Chinese culture conveyed through pure beauty, pure compassion and pure goodness struck a deep chord with the audience, who responded with frequent thunderous applause. At the end, the performers answered three curtain calls and the audience lingered in their seats, reluctant to leave.
Divine Performing Arts on Tour gave a moving performance at the Circus Theatre in Stockholm on March 25.
The audience watches attentively.
The Spectacular attracted many political dignitaries, artists, entertainers, and entrepreneurs, who gave high marks to the performance. The "Power of Awareness", a dance program that depicts the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party, moved many audience members. The main performers from this number answered two curtain calls, as the audience applauded for a very long time.
Suzanne Reuter, a famous Swedish actress, extolled the performance.
GÃ¶ran Lindblad, a member of the Swedish Parliament, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Political Affairs Committee, and Chairman of Swedish Delegation for the European Union said he wanted to support the Divine Performing Arts by watching the show, and he openly condemned the Chinese consulate's attempt to interfere with the Spectacular in Europe.
GÃ¶ran Lindblad, member of the Swedish Parliament, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Political Affairs Committee, and Chairman of Swedish Delegation for the European Union
Mr. Lindblad said, "I'm a diplomat, and I condemn the Chinese Communist totalitarian regime's interference with Divine Performing Arts. I'm not surprised by their actions, because I have personally experienced their [the Communist regime's] interference with activities that I have participated in. The embassy can do whatever, they are only following orders, but we should always--every time they do something like that--make it public and tell the press."
He praised the Spectacular, saying, "Really wonderful! The show is exquisite; bright colors and beautiful costumes. Although I'm not an art expert, I can still appreciate things that are pure and beautiful. Besides art itself, the show will tell people all over the world that there is another way of thinking among the Chinese that is different from the totalitarian government."
Pianist Charlotte Wihk manages Wihk Music Production, a firm based in Stockholm. Her husband Anders Wihk is a renowned music producer in Sweden. As a seasoned pianist, Charlotte Wihk commented, "This is a heartrending performance that leaves indelible impressions and communicates with the soul."
Charlotte Wihk, a pianist
She also said, "The show conveys a message about people persevering in their beliefs. It's communication without words, a deep exchange between hearts."
Finn Hultman, CEO of Interplan, a company that sells medical devices, watched the show with his wife. He felt Swedes would absolutely love the Spectacular because it's utterly perfect. Interplan is located close to Stockholm and was established in 1984.
"All of the programs are excellent and outstanding, beautiful and elegant. My favorites are the "Mongolian Bowl Dance", where the dancers balance the bowls on their heads, "Drummers of the Tang Court" and Victory Drums."
His wife said the performance was incomparable and she enjoyed all of the programs tremendously.
Finn Hultman, CEO of Interplan, a company that sells medical devices watched the show with his wife.
Mr. Hultman said they visited New York City four weeks ago and saw an advertisement for the Spectacular on a bus. They did not get a chance to watch the show there, but they were able to make it up to themselves in their own country. Mr. Hultman said excitedly, "We will absolutely come back to the show next year. We'll be the first ones to buy tickets and we'll bring our grandsons, because this show is also for children."
Mr. Yuan, a Chinese entrepreneur who owns a trading company said, "As a Chinese person living in Northern Europe, the opportunity to see such high-caliber programs that reflect many different aspects of traditional Chinese culture is very rare. I'm very happy that I was able to watch this performance."
Mr. Yuan, owner of a trading company, said the Spectacular performers are highly skilled and the show is highly informative of Chinese traditions.
He said, "I think the Spectacular expressed the inner meaning of Chinese culture from pretty much every angle. That is hard to do but was done very, very well!"