Cincinnati Dance Teacher Praises DPA

December 24, 2008 Updated: December 24, 2008

CINCINNATI—Enthusiasm and cheer filled the Cincinnati Music Hall Tuesday evening with the Cincinnati debut of the Divine Performing Arts 2009 World Tour (DPA).

“The costumes are awesome, just really spectacular!" said Steve Erwin, a dance teacher who attended the show.

Mr. Erwin was referring to the resplendent costumes in the dances, which have their origins in China’s diverse ethnic traditions and time periods in Chinese history.

Commenting on the performance from his professional perspective, Mr. Erwin said, "Oh, you can definitely see the long hours of training, I understand all the hard work that goes into it. It’s beautiful!"

Mr. Shannon Reynolds, on the other hand, was particularly impressed by the fluidity of the dance movements. “I still can't figure out how the women moved liked that—how they do that walk without their heads moving. You know, up and down, I just loved watching that."

An engineer who enjoys yoga and gymnastics, Mr. Reynolds said some of the dances in the show displayed a high level of difficulty. He was amazed that the dancers were able to master the movements with such perfection.

His wife Maggie Reynolds said she loved the flower dance [Greeting Spring]. “I thought that was beautiful with the lotus blossoms, I think the synchronization of the dance was just fabulous."

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