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5/11/12

DANCE OF 1000 HANDS...

This is a Count Your Blessings day
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Read the paragraph below FIRST before you watch the video

There is an awesome dance, called the Thousand-Hand Guanyin, which is making the rounds across the net. Considering the tight coordination required, their accomplishment is nothing short of amazing, even if they were not all deaf.

Yes, you read correctly. All 21 of the dancers are complete deaf-mutes. Relying only on signals from trainers at the four corners of the stage, these extraordinary dancers deliver a visual spectacle that is at once intricate and stirring. Its first major international debut was in Athens at the closing ceremonies for the 2004 Paralympics.

But it had long been in the repertoire of the Chinese Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe and had traveled to more than 40 countries. Its lead dancer is 29 year old Tai Lihua, who has a BA from the Hubei Fine Arts Institute. The video was recorded in Beijing during the Spring Festival this year.



 

Then next one is longer, about 10 minutes, and not all a repeat of the first one. If you have the time,
 It shows some of the people involved with this Troup, their lives and accomplishments.
You don't need to know the language, just watching tells it all.




Ya, count your blessings.
And marvel in others who do the same....No matter what life dishes out to them.

Enjoy your Friday....

Counting



4 comments:

RoeH said...

Quite incredible.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I count my blessings daily. But, I can't get the videos to work. I'll hit up youtube.
Have a great day!

Dazee Dreamer said...

that was truly beatiful. once again you cause me goosebumps.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Amazing! Really amazing!