On the 26th and 27th of February, 2008, the Chinese Spectacular on tour from the USA successfully held three performances in two days in Antwerp, the second largest city in Belgium, which aroused a great sensation. Many people in Europe, including the European Union officials and celebrities, came and watched this show displaying the splendid culture of the Orient. The performances have been highly spoken of by people from all circles. ATV, the local television station has held interviews and reported on this.
ATV is the local television station in Antwerp. Antwerp is the most important business Centre in Belgium, the port city and the capital of the Flanders region, with her television station for the coverage of the province, (Dutch: Antwerp; French: Anvers). The population in the Metropolitan area is 1.25 million (Belgium has ten million people).
In the programme on TV, the host introduced: The Gala Spectacular on tour, as the best show in the world demonstrating traditional Chinese culture .They have demonstrated to the public performances without any party culture that truly reflected China's 5,000-year civilization and the essence of the traditional culture.
|In the programme, Ms Xiong, a member of the Gala Spectacular on tour was interviewed by a reporter|
During the interview, Ms. Xiong said: "The performance is not only demonstrating beautiful colours and difficult movements, but also has content with spirit. It is well-known that Chinese culture has beliefs. We always believe in the Kingdom of Heaven and believe in God, and people all know that they should be good, do something kind, and adhere to high ethical standards and all these have been demonstrated by our dances and songs.”
|During the programme, a couple in the audience accepted an interview by ATV television station|
The couple said, "It is really another world. Oh! It is much more beautiful than our (western) culture. They are so beautiful."
When interviewed, another lady said: "The Chinese culture is not only very well demonstrated in this show, but also the serenity and peace of the divine God and Buddha have been demonstrated, which touched my heart."
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