Monday, April 21, 2008

SWAN LAKE (by the Great Chinese State Circus Ballet Company)

The Great Chinese State Circus Ballet Company performs scenes from Swan Lake on the popular German TV program, Wetten, dass..? (January 26, 2008). This is like nothing you've ever seen. With talent of this magnitude one is almost tempted to forgive the Chinese government its atrocious human rights record. However, in view of the preposterously cruel and ruthless misbehavior of the Israeli and the American governments in recent decades, the Chinese may not be the only evil ones on this planet. After all, in the last 50 years China has invaded only one country - Tibet.

[YouTube link forwarded by Mary Maguire]


Anonymous said...

Hi Antares,

try this & the degree of your forgiveness to the Chinese Gov might goes further... :)

Definitely not a better one in terms of ballet skill, but i think it worths more for manifesting the nature of human spiritual

Starmandala said...

Thanks, Lee Wen! Yes, I've seen that video of the one-armed ballerina and her one-legged partner.

But this has nothing to do with the Chinese government.

And forgiveness will be far more authentic and meaningful when tyranny ceases to exist.

Artists and their skills are the true glory of the world. Not sclerotic warlords on the verge of extinction.

Anonymous said...


Which nation on Earth has a good human rights (realised as essential for human co-existence only in this century with the UN charter) record?

China had not invaded any country (Tibet is seen as part of China) for the duration of their entire history. They did fight amongst themselves during the period known as the 3 kingdoms era but which country did they invade ?

Starmandala said...

My ancestors came from China. Why did they leave? Guess conditions got a bit rough in that huge sprawling land mass fragmented into provinces controlled by ambitious generals and emperor-wannabes. I confess to being somewhat prejudiced - though not in any nasty way - maybe because I have a very low tolerance for conformity. Chinese food is my favorite (and some Chinese girls have the sexiest legs you'll ever find ;-)