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Dance Of A 1000 Hands

 

Guanyin (musée d'art oriental, Venise)

Guanyin (musée d’art oriental, Venise) (Photo credit: dalbera)

DANCE OF 1000 HANDS… Read the paragraph below FIRST before you watch the video (& turn-on speakers)
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.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/7vs-H7xLnrs?rel=0

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13 comments on “Dance Of A 1000 Hands

  1. A Dog With Fleas
    October 4, 2012

    This was amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  2. The Presents of Presence
    October 4, 2012

    Wow! Awesome! Thanks!

  3. novareylin
    October 4, 2012

    Wow!!! You never fail to have the most amazing stuff for me to wake up to! Absolutely love this!

  4. FeyGirl
    October 4, 2012

    Just stunning… Thanks so much for sharing this beauty and inspiration!!

  5. Kara Peterson
    October 4, 2012

    Brilliant and Beautiful!!!!

  6. Waldo "Wally" Tomosky
    October 4, 2012

    It almost brought a grown man to tears. What determination and skill. Thanks for sharing.

  7. russtowne
    October 5, 2012

    Stunning! Awe-inspiring!
    Russ

  8. Maxi
    November 24, 2012

    I’m at a loss for words, one of the most spectacular accomplishments I have ever seen.
    Blessings ~ Maxi

  9. OyiaBrown
    November 25, 2012

    Reblogged this on Oyia Brown and commented:
    Brilliant.

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  11. myrthryn
    December 11, 2012

    That was a marvelous video..I linked to this page from a poem I wrote a while back about Guan Yin.

    • Judy
      December 11, 2012

      It’s so clever isn’t it? 🙂

  12. Carolyn Hughes
    February 7, 2013

    What an amazing video! Love this demonstration of the wonders of the human spirit 🙂

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