Disabled people’s performing Arts

I was watching television lazily rolling on my bed and suddenly this splendid synchrony of hands captured me. I was lost loved the way the girls danced and the movements were so simple yet so complex to do together in harmony, harmony. The choreography of the Thousand-hand Guanyin dance is striking in that every movement must be flawlessly synchronized, demanding precise agility and perfect The dance is derived from and modeled on Buddhist art engraved on the walls of Mogao Caves in Gansu province’s Dunhuang county. The performance tells the story of an ancient princess who sacrifices her arms to help others attain enlightenment. The Chinese women and above all the differently abled yet again proved what they can do. What they are able at and second to none ?

The deaf-mute performers, aged between 14 and 19, learn their art the hard way – through sign language with the trainers. Their determination makes up for their physical disability and each move is practiced exactly 100 times to get it right. It has taken the troupe a year to master such an intricate dance, spending an average of six to 10 hours a day in rehearsals.

(look at here for more details : http://www.thestandard.com.hk/weekend.asp?d_str=20060128)

Zhang Jigang develops the world-famous Thousand Hand Bodhisattva dance, performed by the China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe.”Thousand-hand Guanyin”, a spectacularly choreographed routine performed by deaf members of the China Disabled Arts Troupe. The dance itself has appeared in many variety shows, but this particular performance was extremely well done. Watch it at Sina (the links below the embedded video are left for low and right for high bandwidth versions), or check out the rehearsal video (same deal).


A TV grab shows the 21 deaf-mute dancers perform “Thousand-hand Bodhisattva”. [sina]

The Thousand-hand Kwan-yin dance

Shanghai: A group of female performers from China’s Diasbled Peoples Arts Troupe perform the thousand-hand Kwan-yin dance during a rehearsal at the Grand Theatre. afp

Shape of Thousand Armed Avalokiteshvara

JAPAN: Members of a Chinese dance troupe of handicapped people display the shape of Thousand Armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, during their performance. ap

Chinese Dancers The China Disabled People’s Performing Arts Troupe display their “thousand hands” dance at Benaroya Hall in Seattle on May 16. Each of these dancers is hearing impaired. (Photo by Dick Milligan)

Chinese Dance

This is called the Thousand-hand Bodhisattva dance. It’s performed by 21 deaf girls and boys from China’s Disabled Peoples Performing Art Troupe.

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Thousand hand Guan Yin

Check out this video of “Thousand-Hand Guan Yin”: a dance performance that depicts Bodhisattva with a thousand hands. What’s more, the artistes are deaf!

Spectacular: Video (35MB), Info

Handicapped Art Troupe enjoys fame in Paris

Marie-Anne Monchamp (L), French Secretary of State for Handicapped Persons posed for a photo with Tai Lihua, a dancer with the Handicapped Art Troupe of China at the Exhibition on the Achievements of Handicapped people around world and award presentation ceremony held in Paris March 1. The Handicapped Art Troupe of China performed the dance “Thousand-hand Bodhisattva” at the party.

Handicapped Art Troupe enjoys fame in Paris
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Marie-Anne Monchamp (L), French Secretary of State for Handicapped Persons posed for a photo with Tai Lihua, a dancer with the Handicapped Art Troupe of China at the Exhibition on the Achievements of Handicapped people around world and award presentation ceremony held in Paris March
1. The Handicapped Art Troupe of China performed the dance “Thousand-hand Bodhisattva” at the party.
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Marie-Anne Monchamp, French Secretary of State for Handicapped Persons persented honorary prize to the Handicapped Art Troupe of China.

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图文:2005年春晚隆重登场-舞蹈《千手观音》

13 thoughts on “Disabled people’s performing Arts

  1. Veeru వీరు

    Oh my my I have never felt so good watching them I’ll tell u …. Thats the power of Human heart and ofcourse the mind

  2. *¨♥¨* :яσѕє♥мσση♥ σωℓ:*¨♥¨*

    Tracy blogged about this dance on your blog. It is an amazing thing to see and thank you so much for highlighting it and bringing it to all of us. Namaste

  3. Anonymous

    I really enjoyed reading this, my sister is deaf and she has performed so many things, some people view the disabled as another breed of person, and I am here to say, they are the same as we, with the exception that they are special, and I don’t mean special in a negative way, they are special because God chose them to be special because he knew they were strong enough to handle it, it takes a VERY special person to handle their uniqueness the way these people along with my sister do, I so admire them and pray I can be just as strong as they are. 🙂 GREAT BLOG@@@

  4. Beau-belle

    Wow…it was an awesome display of art and dedication…it again reiterates that art has no barrier…being a dancer my self…i was amazed to see this …thanks for sharing …

    PS: Had seen these pics earlier…but the real fact has been revealed in your blog…very nice ..thanks for sharing…your blogs always rock!

  5. Veeru వీరు

    NINA
    Yup well said incredible thats what I felt too. The beauty lies in the eyes.

    HEy Tracy
    Me 2 Thanx Yushi for leading tracy here.:)

    Owldancer
    U have a wonderful sreen name. Owldancer I love it. And its Folklore that rings me bells and drums. The thousand hands that dance …

    NANA KC
    ME 2 blessed. Thanx for blessing me 🙂

    Ginglee
    Amazing I think is a small word for the differenly abled. They are incredible or is there a word or words to describe them. Thank you China for giving the world such an art.

    NONA
    Special and uniqueness just are words NONA, but the real thing is every Individual on the planet is Unique so are these…ppl

    Alfred
    Thank you friend.

    PAVAn
    Ofcourse it is …. Thanx china.

    CINDY P
    Coolest :p

    Smiles
    Artists or no artists this is one thing that appeals to everybody. Being an Artist urself might b u can write someting more elaborate on this. I love the Divinity thats unique to each one of us. Thanx for everything.

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