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Chinese Hearing Impaired Dancers--Thousand Hand Bodhisattva
« on: August 14, 2014, 01:22:25 AM »
Watch this impressive dance of Chinese hearing impaired dancers performing the Thousand-Arm and Eyes Avalokestisvara.  Isn't this beautiful and well synchronized?



Chinese Hearing Impaired Dancers--Thousand Hand Bodhisattva


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Re: Chinese Hearing Impaired Dancers--Thousand Hand Bodhisattva
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014, 04:32:32 PM »
This is really inspiring. The dance were performed beautifully by the dancers.

I have google about these dancers and this is what I found:

The One Thousand Hands Bodhisattva Dance which showcases a  large group of beautiful Asian women in gold costume doing an intricate performance with their hands.  What is even more amazing than this complicated routine is not only are these women talented, but most are hearing impaired.  They use cues from the hearing women at the edge of the stage.

Tai Lihua, is the main actress of the dance and also the Art Director of the China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe.  She became deaf at the age of 2 after a streptomycin injection.   At age 7, while attending a school for the deaf and mute she discovered the joy of sound.  Because of her love of dance and sound of music she became a dancer in the China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe at the age of 15.

Photo of "At the Crossroads" Peking Opera performance by actors in the China Disabled People's Performance Troupe The China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe started in 1987 for those that were hearing impaired, visually impaired, and/or physically impaired yet also had a love for art and dance.  The troupe travels around the world to perform not only the One Thousand Hand Bodhisattva Dance, but other musicals and dances as well like: Dance of the Butterfly Lovers performed by two actors with hearing impairments; The Code of Life  by a performer who is physically impaired; To See the Spring is a dance performed by those who are visually impaired; The Happy Life in Farmland where the main actor is physically disabled.  There are many more performances also with children with disabilities and a Peking Opera  called At the Crossroads where the actors who are visually impaired assist the actors who are hearing impaired while performing martial arts!  The timing for that needs to be impeccable or you’re skewered!

When traveling all of the performers look out for one another.  ““I am your eyes, and you are my ears; I am your mouth, and you are my legs.”

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2014, 07:11:50 PM »
Thank you for sharing this video. This is one of the most impressive performance I have seen in many years. It is visually very stunning.

What is so impressed about this performance is that the performers are hearing impaired, and that makes performing SO MUCH MORE difficult. Usually performers can listen to the music and perform accordingly, but now that they can't hear, it would be very difficult for them to synchronize.

It is so happy to see such visually stunning performance, because when people are attracted to the performance, people will want to know more abut Avalokestisvara Buddha!

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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2014, 03:50:16 AM »
Thank you for sharing this wonderful performance. This shows us that nothing is impossible in life as long as we are passionate and by putting a lot of hard work in our dreams. It also show us that not to take our capabilities for granted as to compare with them we are so much more fortunate to be able to do certain things with our senses.

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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2014, 03:34:10 PM »
AMAZING!!!
They didnt let the disability take over their life instead they made something extraordinary and showing us that no matter what, we can do it. Their beautiful costumes, dancing in sync because of the attentive choreographers and one another, kept me in awe while watching it.
Thank you for sharing such an inspiring video!

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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2014, 06:38:07 AM »
Truly amazing. Such perfect performance and it is so mesmerising. This shows that nothing is impossible if we are passionate about doing something.
Love the costumes and the way it was choreograph. Very inspiring.

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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2014, 01:14:46 PM »
Wow!
So beautiful! Physical disabled persons can access the stage and perform in front of many people. Looks very professional.
A profound hearing loss bring trouble with balance, equilibrium and hearing what is going on around you. Great performance!

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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2014, 03:26:27 PM »
I had goose bumps all over while watching this truly stunning show performed by this group of hearing impaired young ladies. It was like lord Avalokiteshvara being flank on both side by gods and demi gods in rejoice of Avalokiteshvara display her skillful means in helping sentient being across the sea of samsara.

In a dance routine of 10 minute seen on the stage is the result of many years of off stage discipline in bodily training. 
The performers do not succumb to their physical impair but strive hard in life by dependence on each other to succeed and eventually be fame of their performance internationally.

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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2014, 02:36:24 PM »
“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it”? Gautama Buddha
Not being to hear or express oneself can be very annoying and frustrating . Living with hearing loss creates many personal social and employment effects. Nevertheless, for those hearing impaired dancers or members of the China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe, despite their disabilities, they are indeed very fortunate to be given the opportunity to discover their passion and extraordinary abilities. The collaboration of the dancers in the Thousand Hands Bodhisattva is indeed fabulous and remarkable!

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Re: Chinese Hearing Impaired Dancers--Thousand Hand Bodhisattva
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2014, 11:16:23 AM »

Unique and intriguing coordination. One of the most beautiful and mesmerizing performances. The thing that is really humbling and impressive is that these are all hearing impaired dancers. This video is amazing!

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Re: Chinese Hearing Impaired Dancers--Thousand Hand Bodhisattva
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2014, 12:38:42 PM »
Thanks to Icy for sharing this extraordinary video. The dancers are well coordinated and synchronized. Through the dance, they expressed to the audience the gentle and compassionate nature of the Thousand Hand Boddhisattva. Even though they are not able to hear, they did not let the impairment stop them from short of giving such a spectacular performance. Truly shows the power of determination and not giving up on oneself.