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1,000 hands

Postby peekaboo » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:46 pm

Read the paragraphs below FIRST before you watch the video. This is an awesome dance, called the Thousand-Hand Guanyin, which is making its 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 both intricate and stirring.

A spectacular combination of precision choreography, costume design and stage lighting.
Its first major international debut was in Athens at the closing ceremony for the 2004 Paralympics. But it has long been in the repertoire of the Chinese Disabled People's Performing Arts Troupe and has 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.

Now click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgHmSdpjEIk
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