CLEVELAND, Ohio—The beauty of the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular gave Ohio resident Justin Colon, who works at Macaroni Grill, a new perspective on dance when he attended the show at the Playhouse Square Center at the State Theater on Saturday evening May 3.
"I have grown up watching ballets with my family, mostly women, so they always dragged me to dance shows and ballet shows and I always hated it," Colon said. "But this was by far the most beautiful, unbelievable experience as far as theatrical performances go that I have ever seen."
Colon had an interesting feeling while listening to the erhu, a traditional two-stringed instrument (sometimes called the Chinese violin). "The erhu was unbelievable," he said. "It was like every strum was sucking every negative energy I had out of me. It was unbelievable."
Palmer Ken, an engineer at Case Western Reserve, enjoyed the variety in the show and compared his experience to another cultural treat. "I think the show was like going to a Chinese buffet, there is a little bit of everything and a little variety for everybody," he said.
Ken enjoyed the drum segments, 'Drummers of the Tang Court' and the finale 'Victory Drums' and appreciated that "there was a lot of synchronization there."
Jeff Zayda, a massage therapist and Yoga and Tai-chi instructor had decided to come to the show because of his "fascination with Chinese and oriental culture, and also Buddhism". Zayda said the performance was excellent. "It was different than I had imagined. I have seen strictly Chinese acrobatics before, and this had more of a flare of culture. It was more formal, and I really liked the music, it was Spectacular!"
Zayda was also very impressed with the erhu and said: "I especially liked the erhu, it was amazing."
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