MELBOURNE, Australia—The Divine performing Arts Chinese Spectacular concludes the Melbourne leg of its Australian tour. Members of the audience have had the second chance in two years to witness a show that is fresh and steeped in ancient traditional culture, values and stories that are familiar to many older Chinese, but new to Westerners.
Mr Ian Read was visibly impressed by the difference between the usual shows coming out of China and the Divine Performing Arts Spectacular. "Very graceful… I went to see another show touring called Spectacular China, and this is a lot better than that; I saw it up in Bendigo - the other one - but I think the graceful beauty of this is very good. The beauty of the movements…"
He was also impressed by the drummers and the Mongolian bowl dance.
He summed up his experience by saying: "I guess I've really enjoyed myself. It was really spectacular."
Joe Mcgill Agrees
Joe McGill, a government worker, tended to agree. When asked what he thought about the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular, he said it was a colourful contrast to modern China.
"I've been to China twice and my wife is Chinese, so I associate a lot with Chinese people. Certainly the colour—if you see the dancing, the colour of the costumes tends to belie what you see on television, the drabness of modern, urban China… It's just reinforced something, you know?"
"Oh, fascinated! Fascinated with the colour and the drama, and the acrobatic skills."
"It was very colourful and entertaining."
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