Flower Design Instructor: ‘It made me feel elegant and serene’

February 23, 2009 Updated: February 26, 2009
Cheng Lihhui, Chinese Flower Design Association instructor.  (Lian Lih/The Epoch Times)
Cheng Lihhui, Chinese Flower Design Association instructor. (Lian Lih/The Epoch Times)

TAINAN, Taiwan—Divine Performing Arts (DPA) International Company completed its sixth full-house shows at the Tainan Municipal Cultural Center on Feb. 23.

Cheng Lihhui and Hsieh Lihcheng, two lecturers and instructors from the Chinese Flower Design Association were enthralled by the New York-based DPA.

“Last year I came as well. I was touched by the backdrops, the dance, and the spiritual content. So I came again this year,” said Ms. Cheng.

“The DPA colors overall reminded me of a pot of flowers. I learned a lot too. The blue color and the light yellow in the Flowering Sleeves made a beautiful and contrasting combination.”

Ms. Hsieh and Ms. Cheng have been in the flower design industry for more than two decades. They displayed their work in various exhibitions and magazines.

Hsieh Lihcheng, flower design instructor and competition judge. (Lian Lih/The Epoch Times)
Hsieh Lihcheng, flower design instructor and competition judge. (Lian Lih/The Epoch Times)
Ms. Hsieh serves as a flower design judge for Taiwan’s national competition. Upon watching DPA, she said that the program The Udumbara’s Bloom inspired a flower arrangement.

“When I was watching The Udumbara’s Bloom, the dancers’ hands, divinity, and gestures manifested the beauty of flower stems. It made me feel elegant and serene. To me, the dancers were just like flower fairies who hopped out of a flower—so beautiful!

“I realized that the performers used body language to express their inner feelings, nature’s power, and their moods. This inspired me to recreate such sensation in flower design. I can arrange a set of very tranquil and graceful flowers that deliver a compassionate and peaceful feeling.”

Ms. Cheng, who has been to Tibet, loved the performance of Dance of the Snow-Capped Mountain, which delineates the vivacity of young Tibetan men in the Himalayas.

“Whether male dancers or female dancers they certainly fully manifested the spirit of Tibetan dances. The kind of strength of male dancers in Dance of the Snow-Capped Mountain really stunned and touched me.”

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