it was a thursday evening. the opera house was packed. the divine perfroming arts production consists primarily of vocal music and dance. “inspiration from traditional chinese culture and seeks to further this heritage” was its mission and slogan.
it didn’t take long to realize the production was more than music and dance. it was also promoting falun gong (法輪功). i sure have heard about falun gong before but didn’t really understand what it is or care enough to find out. is it a “spiritual discipline” or is it a “highly organized political group” as declared and thus banned by the chinese government?
while the dance was okay, i paid to be entertained instead of listening to religion or political messages. can i have my money back?