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A show of hands (2)

By Wang Jing  (

14:00, December 11, 2011

The Bodhisattva With a Thousand Hands never fails to bring a crowd to its feet.

That's how the astonishing dance known as Goddess of Mercy With a Thousand Hands (qianshou guanyin) came into being. In the less-than-six-minute show, 21 deaf dancers make what has been an abstract Buddhist image into a tangible being with kind eyes, a variety of hand postures and a spirituality that personifies the benevolence of the Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva or Goddess of Mercy.

Many find it hard to believe the performers are hearing-impaired.

The latest performance is part of a package titled My Dream, put together by the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe to commemorate World Disabled Day.

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