KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan—After watching the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular in Kaohsiung on March 7 with his wife, head of the Shu Te University's College of Design, Weng Ying-hui, said that the show "upholds traditional culture and moral values".
He said, "What is most touching is, we have been talking about preserving traditional culture and moral values, upholding these beautiful things, but yet in Taiwan there is no such organization doing this. Finally this has been done by the U.S.-based Divine Performing Arts. They have done such a good job preserving our traditional culture. It is indeed moving."
"This can also be seen from the way the show was presented. These performers have undergone professional training, the dance items chosen and the contents presented all serve the purpose of upholding Chinese culture. Including the unique qualities shown by male and female performers, these are all treasures that are slowly disappearing. I hope that the Divine Performing Arts Company will continue to preserve our great traditional culture."
He said he was most touched by the The Loyalty of Yue Fei . He said, "This is a very touching story in Taiwan. Nowadays, it is very rare to see the younger generation making contributions to the country, society or public welfare. The story of Yue Fei reminds us that even a mother is able to put aside her love for her son and encourage him to join the army to defend one's country, this is something most people are unable to do nowadays."
Another performance that Weng especially enjoyed was the The Drummers of the Tang Court. He said excitedly,
"The male performers in this performance have displayed a masculinity that is invigorating," Weng said.
Weng also recommended his colleagues and students to watch the Spectacular. He said, "We have also started a Performing Arts Faculty in the college as part of the curriculum. After watching the Spectacular, we will go back and have a good thinking about whether we can preserve our precious traditional arts just like the Divine Performing Arts Company."
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