ADELAIDE, Australia—On Tuesday afternoon April 15, the Divine Performing Arts inspired an Adelaide audience with dance and song combining eastern and western techniques, with a large focus on classical Chinese dance.
At the matinee show were Robin and Diane Cram with their friend Shirley Simon and her daughter.
Robin spoke excitedly about the experience during the interval "Excellent, yeah. really love the colour and the settings. Yeah, it's really interesting how they combine it."
The colours are so bright," commented Diane.
When asked what their favourite performance in the first half was, Diane singled out 'Nymphs of the Sea' and 'Drummers of the Tang Court'. Robin agreed, impressed with the choreography, backdrops and skill of the dancers, "Yeah. Very, very clever, very skillful.. the sets, the setting, the backdrops made it very good."
Shirley said she really enjoyed the 'Mongolian Bowl Dance'.
"You know the tea [dance]" she said pointing to the top of her head as she recalled the dancers balancing three bowls atop their heads in the performance.
"We're going to try that at home," added Diane in jest.
Diane and Robin found the traditional Chinese culture depicted in the show "very interesting". "I like the culture," exclaimed Diane, who was also moved by the depiction of current China in a number of the performances,
"That's today and yesteryear as well, isn't it."
Shirley, a Chinese Filipino was happy her daughter could benefit from the educational tone of the show "My daughter is part Chinese, so she has to learn too".
To friends and anyone yet to see the show, they said they would "definitely recommend it."
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