PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The Divine Performing Arts (DPA) 2009 World Tour performance at the Providence Performing Arts Center on March 5 was a beautiful experience for at least this one showgoer.
Local realtor, who gave his name as David, said of the centuries-old Chinese cultural presentation: "I think it was the most beautiful performance I've ever seen in my life. It was absolutely stunning. Stunning. Every single scene was absolutely stunning, every single scene.
"You know, the whole thing was a cultural experience for me, as an American, and truly—it was absolutely, visually and culturally stunning, and I want to travel the country … and turn my friends and family on to this performance—absolutely. Ask her … [referring to the Chinese woman with him, Grace, who has lived in the United States for three years]."
"Spectacular. I love it. I've never seen anything like this in China," said Grace
Ancient legends such as Mulan [Mulan Joins the Battle], the story of a dutiful daughter, loyal to her country, was a dance that Grace particularly enjoyed.
"Mulan, I like Mulan a lot, but everything was good."
As for the spiritual aspects of the DPA show, both were deeply affected.
"Moving, moving. It really moves us. I can't begin to tell you how moved I am. It was more than I expected. Absolutely stunning, truly," David said.
When asked if it was the most beautiful show he had ever seen, David said: "That is correct, it has been, and I have a deep, deep respect for Chinese culture. It all started with my relationship with Grace."
"You feel like a part of the Chinese?" Grace asked.
David replied, "I do, I do. In my heart."
Regarding his occupation, David said his business has been "incorporated in this state for 40 years and we are a local institution in regards to real estate."
He saw the DPA commercial on TV on the first day. "It did not take me but two minutes before I called and ordered tickets. And you know, the very next day, no more commercials, sold out. There is a big Chinese influence in this state, as you can see."
Grace interjected: "For this economy—you know, it's bad economy … the people sitting here—it's full. You can tell how people like it.
"Very traditional," Grace added.
David concluded, "This (DPA) is a high level of entertainment, and it could sell out every week in New York and Boston."
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