LOS ANGELES―It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, Jan. 19, as people gathered from all over the L.A. area to the newly opened Nokia Theatre to experience Divine Performing Arts' Chinese New Year Spectacular.
A senior high student, Sara Gharagozlou from Playa Del Rey came with a friend who introduced her to the show.
At first, she was concerned that it would take her away time from working on a report she is writing for school, but soon understood that this was a valuable opportunity and would actually contribute to her interest in other cultures as a political science major.
"The scene when the mother inscribes the words 'serve the country loyal' which portrayed the transition from young man to warrior was the most interesting thing to me" Sara said.
"I learned a lot about the role of men in that culture and the sense of responsibility that is instilled in them at a young age."
Sara also observed that the different dance style for men and women exemplified their distinct roles in society. "The men took command where as the women were very graceful and reserved."
"I have many friends and family members interested in this culture and I recommend they see it."
There are two more performances of the Spectacular before it travels to Las Vegas on Jan. 21 and then to San Francisco's Orpheum Theater for seven shows starting on Jan. 23 at 2:00 p.m.
The Epoch Times is a proud sponsor of the Divine Performing Arts shows that will perform in over 60 cities worldwide in 2008. To find a show near you, please visit www.bestchineseshows.com.