HOUSTON—Mr. Hack, a Houston-based finance manager, described the 2009 DPA World Tour in Houston’s Jones Hall for the Performing Arts as “wonderful."
"It’s really very nice, and [presents] a lot of different cultures in China; and the costumes and the dancing is really wonderful," said Mr. Hack, who came to see the show with his wife, Debbie and son, Brian.
Mr. Hack said the dances were very precise and had "tremendous artistry."
"It's very nice seeing such Chinese performance here in Houston," he said.
Debbie said the dances were "graceful and gentle" and described the costumes as "colorful and flowing"
"Overall, we’re enjoying it very much," she said, during the intermission.
She also enjoyed the animated digital backdrop that enhanced the visual effect of each performance.
Brian said the use of the digital backdrop in the performances is very unique, and that he hasn’t seen it done before.
Brian, who is majoring in English and Arabic at Houston Community College, pointed out that the DPA did not limit its focus on one region or culture in China.
"The cultures in China; it's very mixed and mingled, and whenever you focus on one group, you’re not doing China justice, you need to focus on all groups. The Tibetans they focused on, the small town people, the large town people; so that's the great thing about this performance, is that it focuses on all."