SYDNEY, Australia—For Korean lawyer Catherine Cho, the Chinese Spectacular was a great achievement in portraying Chinese culture through blending Western and Chinese techniques in both song and dance. She also thought it was uniquely presented.
"I don't know a lot about Chinese art, but it was a good experience because it's like little skits. Lots of little acts put together means there's a lot of effort put into the show. So it's very interesting and it's ongoing, so it draws your attention."
Ms Cho attended the 100th global performance of the Chinese Spectacular on Friday evening at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. The Australian tour began with four shows in Melbourne before coming to Sydney.
Like many audience members, it was hard for Ms Cho to pick her favourite piece.
"I can't say [which one]; they're all good. The 'Mongolian Bowl Dance', for example, was unique. It's got that flashiness and the bowls, which is unique. And the drums were very heart-beating almost. But then also, it's fun as well at the same time. You're kept amused at the same time. It's spectacular!"
In discussing the use of Chinese classical dance incorporated with the show's Western techniques, Ms Cho said: "I can see the Asian side of the dance, so I can see the Chinese side on top of the Western side. Had I not been Korean, maybe it would be hard to differentiate which bits are Asian, but I could certainly see it put together in a nice way that it blends well."
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