Hearing impaired dancers become a 'thousand armed' goddess

Now this is beautiful.

Emjoy 'Chinese Hearing Impaired Dancers--Thousand Hand Bodhisattva,' in which talented performers work together to embody the 'thousand armed' incarnation of the Chinese goddess of mercy and healing. The video is from 2012 and recently re-viraled itself via IMGUR.

Hearing impaired Dancers performing Thousand-hand Bodhisattva

The bewitching performance of Thousand-hand Bodhisattva dance performed at the 2005 CCTV Spring Festival Gala by 21 hearing impaired girls and boys with the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe (CDPPAT) in Beijing caused a nationwide sensation. The movements were of breathtaking precision. The marvelous choreography, lavish costumes and perfect lighting were a thrilling experience. The audience never stopped wondering at the extraordinary accuracy of the 21 dancers' "thousand hands" gesticulating as if they belonged to one body. The dance was led by Tai lihua and choreographed and directed by Zhang Jigang. On September 28, 2004 at the Closing Ceremony of the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games the eight-minute debut of Thousand-hand Bodhisattva as a "theme song" wonderfully shocked the whole world.

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