NEW YORK—The Chinese New Year Splendor, a major event in the recent renaissance of ancient Chinese culture, played last night at New York's Radio City Music Hall as part of an eleven day, 15-show run presented by the Divine Performing Arts. The Splendor showcases classical Chinese dancing and singing.
Ebony Stewart, a sign language student from the Bronx, attended the show as a birthday gift with her friend Britney. She said "It was really, really good. The choreography was very well put together. The whole moral … I've never known of it. It was really good. The colors are good, the dance, the choreography, the background." The dresses and the costumes, she said, were "amazing…The whole thing was very amazing."
In particular, she was touched by the dance (The Risen Lotus Flower) in which there were three women in jail together, one of whom was killed. The story of the man who had a dream that changed his life left a deep impression on her, too.
Britney, a psychology student, appreciated the Divine Performing Arts. "I really enjoyed it, I felt like I was aware a little bit more about the culture and the morals that they really brought into the show."
What was their favorite part of the whole show? "The drums!"
The Chinese New Year Splendor continues in New York through Saturday, Feb. 9. For other shows in the Divine Performing Arts world tour, please visit: http://www.divineperformingarts.com/
The Epoch Times is a proud sponsor of the Chinese New Year Splendor.