SYDNEY, Australia—Greens Senator Kerry Nettle saw the Chinese Spectacular at the Sydney premier in Sydney's Entertainment Centre on April 2.
"It was really wonderful to see Chinese culture celebrated in that way and quite diverse," she said.
Ms Nettle said she was not familiar with Chinese dance, but had appreciated the movement in it.
"I hadn't seen it before - some of the more beautiful and gentle movements seemed to fit in, but they were not something I have had the opportunity to see.
"I really enjoyed the bowl dance from Mongolia – it had that diversity of different Chinese cultures."
Ms Nettle said she had also enjoyed the singing of soprano Huang Piju and baritone Qu Yue.
"I really liked the soprano in the beginning - fantastic voice. Yeah, I really enjoyed the opportunity to hear her and the baritone too."
A strong advocate of human rights in China, Ms Nettle commented on two of the scenes in the show that portray the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.
"I suppose here in Australia I have seen a number of different dramatisations of the experience of Falun Gong practitioners in China, so that fitted in with those images I had seen."
However, she said: "Quite a lot of that particular item was positive."
Ms Nettle said it was valuable to see a different side to Chinese culture.
"I think it is really worthwhile for people to come and see the Chinese culture in this way because we don't get a lot of opportunities to do that in Australia."
Ms Nettle's mother, Beverley, who accompanied her daughter to the show, agreed, saying the show was a "celebration".
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