OTTAWA—Claude savoured his unique Christmas gift this year, a pair of tickets to the Divine Performing Arts 2009 World Tour.
“It was amazing, very beautiful,” said the Ottawa lawyer after taking in the Canadian premiere of the show at the National Arts Centre Friday night. He added that he was impressed by the music—original scores played by an orchestra combined of Eastern and Western instruments.
The tickets were a gift from his wife, Karyn, who attended with him. Claude emerged from the show saying he’d recommend it to anyone, “young or old.”
Claude was most impressed by the depiction of Falun Dafa practitioners’ peaceful, principled response to oppression by authorities in China.
“I find it kind of sad because from what I understand it’s a very peaceful, altruistic way of living.”
The performance reminded Claude of the peaceful gathering of Falun Dafa practitioners he witnessed outside the Chinese embassy in Ottawa, protesting the persecution in China.
“We see protests where people block roads and get in the way of others, yet these people are very peaceful and have a great message. We have a lot to learn from them,” he said.
Karyn described the show as “exceptional” and “breathtaking.”
The costumes were terrific, the choreography beautiful, and the message uplifting, she said.
In fact, the couple said they’d like to make the Divine Performing Arts show an annual tradition, especially as the hosts announced there would be new shows each year.
The Epoch Times is a proud sponsor of the Divine Performing Arts 2009 World Tour.Please see DivinePerformingArts.org for more information.