PureInsight | February 9, 2004
[PureInsight.org] The Free Heart Glee Club is made up of about twenty Falun Gong practitioners. They were invited to perform at the Outdoor Arts Festival on January 3, 2004. This event was sponsored by the Taipei New Cultural Promotion Association of Taipei Public Television, Taipei, Taiwan.
The Free Heart Glee Club performers dressed in the elegant clothes styled after the high Tang Dynasty. Their dresses were designed from patterns of Tang Dynasty clothes that can be found on the Pure Insight website (www.pureinsight.org) and were made by hand by Falun Gong practitioners. They also made the golden flowers in their hair as well as the other hairpieces. Their costumes attracted the attention of the people at the festival, especially the children.
With the passage of time, esthetic tastes have changed and the standards of beauty have also declined. The clothing styles of modern people have deviated greatly from the beautiful styles of the past. The Free Heart Glee Club performers said that the reason they dressed in garments of the Tang style for their performances was not only to match the ancient songs they sing, but also to display an elegant and beautiful style from another era. A female performer said that when she put on her costume she felt that her movements became gentler. She even found herself talking more softly. If everyone wore such clothes, our environment would most likely be more pure and tranquil.
The performers sang peaceful, lovely songs, including: "On the Way Back Home," "Free Heart," and "Sit By My Side," which calls for the end of the persecution of Falun Gong in China.
When the performers sang the first two gentle songs, the audience was charmed by their serenity as well as the level of cultivation the practitioners conveyed. A man in the audience was especially touched by the song "Sit By My Side." Even though he did not break into tears as did several other people sitting next to him in the audience, he found himself closing his eyes and calling for an end to the torture and killing as "Compassion grows in our hearts," knowing "Our wishes can make a difference."
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2004/1/14/25351.html