Practitioners' Words, Peaceful Protests, Exhibitions and Cultural Events, Local Events, Press Conferences , Meeting VIPs & Officials

  • Turkey: Falun Gong Practitioners Hold Activities in Adana

    On April 1st, 2008, some Turkish Falun Gong practitioners gathered at Adana City, the fourth largest city in Turkey, to expose the Chinese Communist regime’s atrocities of the cruel persecution against Falun Gong. During the process of talking to various government agencies, these practitioners were moved by the many officials’ compassion and sense of justice.
  • Romania: Enchanted Audience Members Praise the Divine Performing Arts

    All eyes were on the stage at Romania's national theatre, when the Divine Performing Arts company presented the Chinese Spectacular. At the end, the cast answered three curtain calls. After the show, political dignitaries, physicians, artists and entrepreneurs shared their newfound insight drawn from the Spectacular.
  • Romania: People of Romania Impressed by the Chinese Spectacular

    The US-based Divine Performing Arts company has been touring big cities in Sweden and Finland over the past two weeks. Its presentation of traditional Chinese culture through dance and music has touched the hearts of people fortunate enough to attend its Chinese Spectacular shows. On April 7, 2008, Divine Performing Arts arrived in Romania.
  • Slovakia: Zhen-Shan-Ren Art Exhibition in Sala

    On April 8th, 2008, the "Zhen-Shan-Ren Art Exhibition" opened in Sala in western Slovakia. The director of the hosting venue introduced the exhibition, talked about its history and mentioned, that all the artists are Falun Gong practitioners. The Vice Mayor of Sala also attended the opening and said that the exhibition left him with impression of deep distaste for totalarian regimes.
  • Germany: Revealing the truth about Falun Gong to Mainland Chinese in Hamburg

    At this moment, a German lady approached the Chinese lady and told her: “I can understand your feeling. You know, many Germans were the same as you when German people were killing Jews. They said at that time: It is impossible, how such a thing can happen, and we don’t believe it. It was because Germany was their motherland that they were not willing to believe it. But, when they were saying that, several million jews had already been killed.”
  • Finland: Author Has a Special Gift for Her Children

    Sami is an author who has published ten children's books. On March 31, she and her husband took their two children to the Chinese Spectacular in Tampere, Finland. Sami explained that the show was educational for her kids, and that she wants to offer them the best parts of Chinese and Western culture. She said that it is really a precious opportunity for her children to enjoy a show highlighting the traditions of their native culture.
  • Sweden: Dance Instructor says, "Divine Performing Arts Transcends Languages"

    Ms. Carolin Segerpalm is a professional dance instructor in Sweden and teaches at a ballet school in Stockholm. After seeing the show at the Circus Theater, she commented that the Chinese Spectacular was the culmination of classical singing, instruments, dancing, choreography, visual arts, background display, and gorgeous colours. She said everything was perfect and that her favourite dance was "Water Sleeves".
  • Denmark: Peaceful Protest against the Persecution of Falun Gong at the Chinese Embassy in Copenhagen

    In order to protest against the CCP's intensified persecution of Falun Gong practitioners using the Olympic Games as the excuse, Danish Falun Gong practitioners held a rally at the Chinese Embassy to Denmark in Copenhagen to appeal to Danish society to stop the CCP’s human rights violence and the persecution of Falun Gong.
  • France: Supporting Falun Gong with Roses

    From March 27th, 2008, Amnesty International French Youth Group held three days of activities in Paris to call on the Chinese regime to respect the Olympic spirit and improve its human rights situation. The French Falun Gong Association and the French Branch of the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (CIPFG) were invited to participate.
  • Sweden: Painter Overwhelmed by the Chinese Spectacular

    On April 3rd, 2008, the Divine Performing Arts staged its fifth performance at the Cirkus Theatre in Stockholm. A famous painter for a children’s publication, Voja Stepanovic, attended the performance on a friend’s recommendation. After the show, he told this reporter ecstatically, “I was deeply moved by the show ... Seeing so many vibrant colours, I am lost for words.”
  • Romania: Divine Performing Arts Receives Warm Welcome in Bucharest

    On April 7th, 2008, the US-based Divine Performing Arts touring company premiered its Chinese Spectacular at the Bucharest National Theatre (Teatru National) in the capital of Romania. The show played to a full house. Some audience members said that the Divine Performing Arts brought them a pleasant surprise, and hoped all the people of Romania could see it.
  • Sweden: A Special Performance of the Gala Spectacular is Well Received

    In response to enthusiastic feed back from the Swedish audience’s after its five shows in Stockholm, Divine Performing Arts was invited to perform an additional show at the Cirkus Theatre in Stockholm, after it concluded its performance in Tampere, Finland. Many of the audience members who came to the special show expressed their appreciation, and the professionals in artistic circles who made it also highly acclaimed the Spectacular.
  • Germany: Rally at the Chinese Embassy in Munich to Expose the Chinese Communist Regime’s Atrocities

    On April 6th, 2008, right after Tomb Sweeping Day, Falun Gong practitioners rallied at the Chinese Embassy in Munich, to stage a protest there. They displayed banners including, “Stop the Chinese Communist regime’s harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners,” “The Chinese Communist regime must stop interfering with the Divine Performing Arts”
  • Finland: "Divine Performing Arts Opens Your Heart", says Psychiatrist

    Psychiatrist Jussi Nikkila and five of his friends watched the second show of the Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular in Tampere, Finland on March 31st, 2008. Nikkila could hardly suppress his excitement and readily shared his feelings with the reporter. "The Spectacular has very good energy; I love large-scale programs of this kind!" he said. "The dances express love and care among people".
  • Finland: "Artists should have the courage to present the truth", says MP

    On March 30th, 2008, the Divine Performing Arts company's Chinese Spectacular premiered at the Tampere Hall in Finland. Finnish MP Pertti Virtanen was in the audience, and later said emotionally, "Every artist should do something for the truth, should have the courage to present it, it is an artist's responsibility to present to the world's people what is happening in China." MP Virtanen said if one tells lies, oppresses and restricts others, one's heart won't be healthy.