Arts & Culture

‘Colourful, spectacular, peaceful, tranquil, and simply divine’

BY Raiatea Tahana-Reese TIMEJanuary 7, 2009 PRINT

Divine Performing Arts thrills full-house in Kitchener-Waterloo.  (The Epoch Times)
Divine Performing Arts thrills full-house in Kitchener-Waterloo. (The Epoch Times)
KITCHENER-WATERLOO, Ontario—Those who saw the Divine Performing Arts show at the Kitchener-Waterloo Centre in the Square Theatre Tuesday night got a Chinese history lesson in resplendent colour, says city councillor Mr. Tucci.

“It’s the first time I’ve had the opportunity to see this performance and I think it’s divine, and I’m using the word divine because I think it’s spectacular,” he said.

“The music, the colour, the story behind the dances, and the singing. You don’t need history books to tell us the history of China and because you can tell the story through art and through culture. You know if we could somehow bottle this and package this and deliver this to the leaders of the world, we’d have a more peaceful world on our hands.”

Mr. Tucci said music and art are universal and can deliver a message of peace and tranquility.

“Music knows no boundaries and music and art know no religion or political belief, it’s global.”

Mr. Tucci said it helped to have the lyrics of the three soloist singers projected on to the digital backdrops. Divine Performing Arts’ animated backdrops provide a living set framing each dance and song as they unfold.

“Obviously the words that are being shown on the screen help because I don’t read or understand the language but certainly you really don’t need the sub-titles  because the dance, the motions or whatnot actually tell the story.”

He added that one of the benefits of the show is that “one can have a quick history lesson in terms of the message that’s being delivered through the ages in China and so it really means that people don’t have to then read the history books because they can sit here and enjoy the colour, the music and the scenery, and the history of the country.”

Mr. Tucci described the show overall as “colourful, spectacular, peaceful, tranquil, and simply divine. A very talented group of people.”

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