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Y 8 (Divine Performing Arts)

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  • 1. 5,000 Years of Artistic Tradition Performing Arts Each year Divine Performing Arts travels the world, performing on tour across Europe, North America, Oceania, and Asia. One of the highlights of the 2009 World Tour was The Divine Performing Arts: Chinese Spectacular at the legendary John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In mid-February, the show played to sold out crowds at the Kennedy Center Opera House and touched the hearts of thousands. “The performances are inspired… Exudes a wonderfully positive karma. These beautiful, gifted people are expressing something that’s both pure and good.” Image courtesy of Divine Performing Arts - Philadelphia Weekly I n a town as diverse as Washington, DC, the audience ranged from school children to high-level government officials and included people of all ethnic backgrounds. One senior fellow at a think tank saw the show over Valentine’s Day weekend with his family. He said the show had a depth that was unexpected. “I cried a few times—it was just quite wonderful,” he said. “What I saw was power, honesty, and integrity in addition to artistry, and I am very grateful for that. It was a wonderful afternoon.” Divine Performing Arts brings together leading dancers, choreographers, vocalists, and musicians from around the world. Each year, DPA premieres an entirely new program of dances, songs, and musical scores. Its works are unique in being not only visually beautiful and entertaining, but also educational, enriching, and uplifting. “Spectacular! With gorgeous multi-colored costumes, athletic dancers, lovely traditional Chinese music, and fantastic singers.” - DC Theatre Scene The company seeks to breathe new life into traditional Chinese culture while providing audiences everywhere with an experience of sublime beauty. Divine Performing Arts came into being in 2006 with a vision of cultural renewal. It was then that leading Chinese artists and several small performance companies joined together to revive an artistic tradition. Today, Divine Performing Arts is proud to consist of three dance companies, two orchestras, and a host of choreographers, composers, costume designers, backdrop artists, and artistic staff. Its shows have graced many of the world’s greatest stages, including New York’s Radio City Music Hall, London’s Royal Festival Hall, and, of course, Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center. More than just being accomplished artists, members of Divine Performing Arts take to heart an ancient Chinese belief that to create true art, there must first be inner beauty. Many draw inspiration from traditional Chinese culture and practices, such as the self-cultivation discipline of Falun Dafa, and naturally bring a calm expressiveness and depth to their work. Counted among the company’s artists are winners of top international competi- tions in dance and music, as well as accomplished choreogra- phers and composers. www.DivinePerformingArts.com Image courtesy of Divine Performing Arts 339 Best of DC Best of DC 340 Image courtesy of Divine Performing Arts