VIENNA, Austria—Divine Performing Arts held its first Vienna performance of the Chinese Spectacular on Thursday at the Vienna Stadthalle.
Katharina Grieb, the head of the Austrian Section of the International Society of Human Rights, attended the show. "It's wonderful, very interesting," she said. "The sea in the water dance [in the piece "Nymphs of the Sea"], I think it was very nice."
Through classical Chinese dance, performers displayed the essence of China's 5,000 years of culture, from antiquity to the present, while also presenting the values upheld in Chinese traditional culture.
With Buddhist and Daoist spiritual elements, the show has been the target of disruption from the Chinese Communist regime, as it also includes two dances about the peaceful of response of people who practice Falun Dafa, a meditation practice based on truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance, that is currently persecuted in China.
Grieb commented on the work that the International Society of Human Rights has been doing to help stop the persecution of Falun Dafa in China. "Our section [in Austria], is working very closely with Falun Dafa, and not only about the human rights violations against Falun Dafa, but all that the Communist Party has done in China," she said. "It's a problem, it's terrible, and it's against human rights. And if you see the United Nations human rights declaration, there are 30 points and not one point is not violated by the Chinese regime."
She continued, "[My group has] been protesting very hard against the Olympics in Beijing. It's an absolutely terrible idea to give a country—not its people—to the country and regime, something so important. We protested years and years ago, and with a lot of work. But I always say, 'See the sea drop by drop.'"
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