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    Default Thousand Hand Guan Yin

    A friend sent me this as a google video... but I found it on YT as well...

    Make sure that your sounds is on... and know ahead of time that each of the performers doing this dance is both deaf AND mute! They rely only on visual clues... and prompts from their trainers...

    Amazing... beautiful... and quite soothing...

    ENJOY!



    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 last year 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.
    Guan Yin is the bodhisattva of compassion,revered by Buddhists as the Goddess of Mercy. Her name is short for Guan Shi Yin. Guan means to observe, watch, or monitor; Shi means the world; Yin means sounds, specifically sounds of those who suffer. Thus, Guan Yin is a compassionate being who watches for, and responds to, the people in the world who cry out for help.
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    Default Re: Thousand Hand Guan Yin

    Very impressive...indeed !
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