Arts & Culture

‘This widens my eyes and brings me astonishment’

BY Helena Zhu TIMEFebruary 17, 2009 PRINT

Mrs. and Mr. Inoue, respectively chemistry professor and engineering professor in various universities.  (Lili Wu/The Epoch Times)
Mrs. and Mr. Inoue, respectively chemistry professor and engineering professor in various universities. (Lili Wu/The Epoch Times)
HIROSHIMA, Japan—Divine Performing Arts (DPA) International Company attracted thousands of audience members at the ALSOK Concert Hall on February 15. Among them were Mr. and Mrs. Inoue, respectively engineering professor and chemistry professor in various universities.

The couple watched the show for the first time upon hearing about DPA in a Chinese culinary store, where Mrs. Inoue bought the best tickets immediately.

“It’s my first time watching such a good show like DPA. I am extremely moved,” said Mrs. Inoue.

Mr. Inoue nodded in agreement. “This widens my eyes and brings me astonishment that I can barely describe it with words.”

Usually, the couple simply watch Western shows and operas. They have never seen any other Chinese performances.

Mrs. Inoue said that she was educated in a traditional family and therefore has some knowledge of Buddhism. She said that she feels sad for the persecution of Falun Gong in China today, a traditional spiritual discipline.

The couple said the program "Heaven Awaits Us Despite Persecution" left the deepest impression.

This program shows that oppression is a painful reality for many millions of persons in China today, as witnessed by an innocent family whose father is persecuted for practicing Falun Dafa, a traditional spiritual discipline. Theirs is the human face of the countless tragic, broken lives in China we seldom hear about. The fantastic scenes that ultimately unfold in this piece present a message of hope and bespeak of a longstanding Chinese belief that good people are ultimately rewarded, even if not in this lifetime.

“That little girl is so wonderful. She performed extremely well. It is so hurtful that a good family is broken up just like that. Upon watching DPA, I realized that we know too little about China. I would say we learned some facts about China upon watching the show.”

 
For more information please see DivinePerformingArts.org

Helena Zhu
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