PHILADELPHIA—The Divine Performing Arts (DPA) performances at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia had a profound effect on some patrons.
Ms. Meng, who has been living in the United States for a few years, came to the show with friends.
"A show like this is hard to come by," Ms. Meng said, “I loved the show, the dance is beautiful; one seldom has a chance to see such a performance.”
One part of the program she would like to see more of was the depiction of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.
Ms. Meng said, “I feel the program is arranged very well, I like it, and I hope more people can know about the persecution in China. This kind of performance: The more the better.”
Mr. Li, a native of Inner Mongolia, what at the show with his family. He wants his children and other American born Chinese children to understand more about Chinese culture.
“Most of them know too little about Chinese cultural programs such as ‘The Monkey King Triumphs,’ ‘Dance of the Snow-Capped Mountain,’ and ‘Mongolian Chopsticks,’” said Mr. Li.
Another family has been to three DPA shows. Elizabeth came with her husband and their two children adopted from China.
"I can still remember the “Loyalty of Yuefei” from last year,” said Elizabeth.
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