Thousand Handed Goddess of Mercy

Thanks to Lennie for sharing this graceful and beautiful YouTube

This amazing Thousand-Hand Guanyin dance  is performed by 21 deaf-mutes from the China Disabled People’s Performaning Art Troupe (CDPPAT) and is nothing short of amazing.   Their first major international debut was in Athens at the closing ceremonies for the 2004 Paralympics (so this may not be new to some of you). The lead dancer,Tai Lihua, and the other 20 dancers, together with their choreographers and ‘sign instructors’ signaling from the four corners of the stage deliver a visual spectacle that is mesmerizing.  They have been traveling and performing around the world and have earned a lot of money to support charities for the disabled in China.

“The ultimate message of this performance can be summed up in the following words from Zhang Jigang, the choreographer who put it all together:

As long as you are kind and there is love in your heart
A thousand hands will naturally come to your aid
As long as you are kind and there is love in your heart
You will reach out with a thousand hands to help others”


Marlynn at Honeysuckle Breeze is having a great giveaway, be sure and stop by for all the details! She made me tell you 😉 for a chance to win of course

5 responses to “Thousand Handed Goddess of Mercy

  1. Incredibly clever and beautiful. And their little faces are just so pretty.


  2. wow !!! impressive


  3. the choreographer’s quote is just the ultimate thought for this video isn’t it, just lovely words for wrapping your mind and heart around.


  4. Hope you win Magpie! I have always loved this piece on You Tube – it is so inspiring! Goes to show you can do anything you put your mind too!


  5. Fantastic! I added it to my favorites!



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