PARIS—A French producer was favourably impressed by the quality and professionalism of the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular, currently playing at the renowned Palais des Congres in Paris.
"I am a little surprised… a very, very nice surprise. I wasn't expecting this style of dance and I find it quite remarkable. I've seen other shows at UNESCO and I think this one is quite remarkable," said Daniel Bar, who attended Saturday's show.
The Mongolian Bowl Dance impressed Bar, as did Drummers of the Tang Court.
"All [the pieces] are beautiful, all are very, very beautiful. The bowl dance is very beautiful, and I loved the drums.
"The show is terrific, very well done."
Bar, who has produced shows at the Palais des Congres himself, is putting on another there on June 9. He said he once brought a dance troupe from China to France.
"I brought them over for an evening I organised here two years ago. I like China a lot."
Mr. Feter, originally from Madasgar, attended the Spectacular with his family. He said China's history came through in the show.
"It's historic. Through dance, we see the history of China," he said.
"With the drums… 1,300 years ago… this is more or less the picture of China at that time. We know that in China, 1,300 years ago, there was already a beautiful civilisation."
Feter added that the Spectacular imparted a sense of gentleness.
"There is the gentleness; it's energetic, and at the same time gentle. It's original, there is a lot of originality."
After Paris, the Divine Performing Arts tour will continue on to Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
For information about upcoming Divine Performing Arts shows, please visit: www.DivinePerformingArts.org.
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