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China disabled art troupe launches first charity show in Yangon


10:18, November 04, 2011

YANGON, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- The China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe staged the first charity show at the National Theater in Myanmar's Yangon Thursday evening, two days after it premiered in Nay Pyi Taw under the cultural exchange program of China and Myanmar.

Earning from the show, titled "My Dream" , is to be donated to the disabled people in Myanmar, according to the organizer.

The performance, which won a wave of applause from the audiences, was attended by Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe and Chinese Ambassador Li Junhua as well as disabled guests.

Among the variety of its program was popular dance by hearing impaired -- Thousandhand Bodhisattiva, visually impaired dance -- To See Spring and sign language dance -- The Code of Life as well as Peking Opera -- At the Crossroad.

The charity show will last for two days until Friday.

China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe was founded in 1987 and has visited 71 countries in five continents. It was referred to as a "Messenger of Beauty" "Image Ambassador for People with Disabilities in the World" and was designated as " UNESCO Artist for Peace".

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