A young Chinese boy who protested against injustice with his mother grows up to find a new voice expressed through dance in “The Divine Renaissance Begins.” He tells of how he would do his homework on the sidewalk as his mother would protest with others, telling all who would listen, fighting however she could the vast machine of propaganda coming from her own government. “The Divine Renaissance Begins” is the culmination of one boy’s pride in finding a new voice through the art of dance.
- Sit-ins were an effective way to gain recognition for the cause and most inclusive
- Believers were being heavily persecuted in China
- Silence is very powerful in many situations
“As we wrapped up the year’s tour, though, I came to realize that it didn’t matter who was in what role anymore. What mattered were the characters being portrayed.”