EDMONTON—Paul Edwards-Shand, assistant to MP Rahim Jaffer, was highly impressed by Monday night's performance of the Chinese Spectacular at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.
"It's really good. Seriously, I'm always amazed at the artistry and the dancers and their ability to communicate story through dance," said Edwards-Shand during the intermission.
"My sense is the passion the dancers bring. You can tell they have a lot of feeling and passion for what they do, and it really carries through to their performance."
"It's a combination of everything. The movement, the motion, the eyes…it's a graceful dance, a graceful presence when they carry themselves on stage."
Edwards-Shand also attended the Spectacular last year.
"This will be my second year. It's why I came back — it's quite amazing. I was very, very impressed. I really liked it. It's such a great show."
"I didn't know until this year that it had expanded. I think the Chinese community can be very proud of that." Edwards-Shand felt the Spectacular is also valuable for a non-Chinese audience.
"For many westerners, there's a lot we don't know about China. To be able to come into a performance like this gives you a window, an important window into the Chinese culture that one would otherwise not have."
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