VANCOUVER—Businessman Dale Jackaman said that he has been to see the Chinese Spectacular every year and the latest show was the best yet.
Jackaman, who has run for Canadian office both federally and provincially on a number of occasions, said that the fourth show in Vancouver on Sunday night was "excellent".
"I have been to every one. This is the best one. It is improving every year."
The show, by the New York-based Divine Performing Arts dance company, is on its final leg of its Canadian tour.
Mr Jackaman said his favourite aspect of the show were the drums. "Maybe its my military background," he said.
The last performance on the program, 'Victory Drums', featured large drums with female drummers. "The women were very good, they were even a little bit better than the men," Mr Jackaman said.
Jackaman said he is "perhaps more aware of human rights issues in China than the average person."
Professionally, he owns a corporate IT security company where he often runs into issues of industrial espionage. "China is a major issue in this country—for their propensity to steal intellectual property from companies.
"I think every one here appreciates being in Canada. I very much liked the way the show spoke out about human rights.
"I think it is a good idea to present human rights issues in the form of art."
"Of course Kings and Queens have come into some artistic scrutiny from time to time. I don't see anything wrong with it at all. In fact I would encourage it.
"The show was good from beginning to end," he said.
This article is based on interviews conducted by reporters from NTDTV, an Epoch Times media partner.
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