TAIPEI, Taiwan—Chen Zimei, former director of the Dance Association of Keelung City, watched Divine Performing Arts (DPA) 2009 World Tour show at the Taipei International Convention Center on Feb. 27.
Ms. Chen, with more than 40 years of dance-instructing experience, said that the enthusiasm and dedication of DPA’s promotion of authentic Chinese culture with Chinese classical dance is very touching and admirable.
The twirls, leaps, turns, and tumbles astounded Ms. Chen. She said that she could feel the connotation displayed by the dance, which includes teaching people to be compassionate. This method is unique. All the programs touched her.
She said that all the formation changes were very natural, and the coordination was very smooth. “In dance, the movements and the plots need to look harmonious rather than reluctant. Therefore, DPA’s overall impression was great.”
Ms. Chen’s own dance company contains two troupes. “Running a dance company is not a simple job,” she said.
When she heard that DPA has three companies, she said that it’s truly not easy, especially done by Chinese outside of mainland China. “They are absolutely great.”
Ms. Chen said that she retired from her job as a director at the end of 2008. While she was teaching, she often led students who won the Gold Award at the annual dance competition in Taiwan.
Last year, she purchased tickets to DPA for more than 100 students and teachers. This year, a colleague of Ms. Chen who accompanied her, said, “They [students and teachers] all thought it was very good. Some of them here today were here last year as well. It truly was wonderful. We will all return next year.”
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