July 10, 2008

"My Dream"

Sometime in April I posted a video of the dance about Thousand Hands Dance. Little I knew about the group performing this dance, and I thought what a great performance that was!
To my biggest surprise and admiration, this turned out to be the famous dance performed by the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe. It has already been around for few years, and have won huge popularity, sympathy and admiration around the world. This dance, as well as many other great dance performances were prepared by physically disabled people. Mostly these are the artists with visual or hearing impairments. They call it now a special art, and they named their performance as "My Dream".

To my huge luck, I had a chance to watch them live at the State Opera theater. They were in Prague last month for the first time with a charity concert to help the victims of the Sichuan earthquake. My Chinese friend, Grace, was very kind to inform about it and organize the tickets. I enjoyed the whole show, especially the dance performances "Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva"( "Thousand hand Buddha"), "The Soul of Peacock", "The yellow earth", "Green Seedlings", etc.

But what impressed me the most, and many others in the concert hall, and the other millions around the world, is the beauty of these people. Beauty of their faces, beautiful reflection of their inner worlds, their beautiful dances and voices, beautiful smiles, and their beautiful attitude to their dark or silent worlds... It is impossible to describe with words their beautiful dances to the music they can not hear or never heard... their synchronous movements with their dance partners they can not see or never seen... It is sad to see that they can not see or hear the ovations, applauds and screams of the audience they are performing for... But it is admiring to see their spirit and their beautiful fight with the difficulties that fate has given them...

You should see it yourself, it is hard to describe the feelings you get while watching them.

Here's their web-site (www.mydream.org.cn) with more info about them and many nice pictures. I used here some of the photos from their gallery.

Most of the dances are performed by Tai Lihua. She's gorgeous and dances makes her even beautiful. That's the girl standing in front in "Thousand Hand Buddha" dance. She lost her hearing at the age of 2. It's hard to believe that she performs all these dances without never hearing the music. She's also the Art General Director of the Troupe. Read more about her here.

"Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva" (Tai Lihua, in front)

"The Soul of a Peacock" by Tai Lihua

Jiang Xintian - a beautiful girl speaking with hands. She's also one of the main actors in the show. She's deaf and dumb, and she hosts the whole program with her beautiful hand language. She has won many awards in beauty competitions as well. I had a chance to take a photo with her (see the last photo).
Read more about her here.

" Green Seedlings", the main performed here is Huang Yangguang who lost his both arms at the age of 5 after electric shock. Another amazing performance.

"Yellow Earth"

"Fairy Butterfly" (Tai Lihua, on the right)

(Photos from www.mydream.org.cn)

Little award we got at the end - photo with Jiang Xintian and another beautiful troupe member.

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OpenID kamaldin said...

Сильно! :).
А понятно было в чем смысл их номеров?

July 10, 2008 11:40 AM  
Blogger Aibek D. said...

zdarova, Kama!

Pered kajdym vystupleniem devushka-veduschaya "rasskazyvaet" (ruchnymi znakami) pro sleduyushiy tanec ili pesnyu, i perevodchik perevodil zritelyam. Nu i nomera byli ponyatnye.

July 10, 2008 1:12 PM  
Blogger Yusia said...

Очень красивые фото... Подобные зрелища и правда, очень сложно описать словами...

Поражаешься способностям таких людей и их желанию жить и создавать... Очень красиво..

July 12, 2008 7:41 PM  
Blogger Aibek D. said...

esli oni budut v Moskve, to tochno sxodi. Porazitel'noe shou!

July 12, 2008 10:00 PM  

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