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By Channing Yan from Houston, TX, OK
Posted Feb 27, 2009
Dear Sir or Madame:
I am writing to let you know a great show is coming to Tulsa soon. Divine Performing Arts will be performing at Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Chapman Music Hall on March 18, 2009 at 7:00pm. Divine Performing Arts, a non-profit organization devoted to promote traditional Chinese culture, offers an exhilarating world-class production that celebrates the excellence and grandeur of classical Chinese dance and music.
Divine Performing Arts orchestra blends Eastern and Western music. Using Western orchestra’s technique and the expressiveness for deep emotions of the classical Chinese instruments to create a new color of music. It has an interesting blend of East and West instruments – the Pipa (pear-shaped, plugged string instrument), Dizi (Chinese bamboo flute), Chinese Percussion, and Erhu (the two stringed Chinese violin) along with classical Western instruments. The end result is a perfect vehicle for expressing the wide variety and dramatic of the diverse and rich traditional Chinese culture.
Classical Chinese dance has a wide range of varieties and styles; some performances were very lifelike, while others had lingering charm. There is a saying about classical Chinese dance: "The movement stops but not the expression." It gives people space to recollect and savor what the dance is trying to convey. It is different from modern dance and Ballet, for their concepts, forms, and inner connotations are all different.
In 2008 Divine Performing Arts delighted a live audience of over 600,000 in more than 66 cities across 20 countries worldwide and graced many of the world's greatest stages, such as Radio City Musical Hall (New York) and Kodak Theater (Los Angeles) and Le Palais des Congres (Paris).
Weaving a wondrous story of heavenly realms, enchanting dreams, and the classic struggle between good and evil, the show’s breathtaking pageantry evokes themes of virtue, compassion, and courage, which have lain at the heart of China’s culture since antiquity. Story-based dances portray topics ranging from ancient tales of valor to modern-day epics. Following the tragic erosion of traditional Chinese culture under decades of communist rule, New York-based Divine Performing Arts endeavors to rediscover a lost artistic and cultural heritage.
Marvel at fresh new dances intermingled with old favorites, featuring a superb cast of dozens of leading dancers, singers, and musicians. You will be spellbound by the brilliant choreography, stunning costumes, and state-of-the-art dynamic backdrops. I am sure that the shows will savor an uplifting, enriching experience that has charmed and delighted people of all ages, Western and Asian alike.
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