Thursday, 26 January 2012

Lady Buddha with 1000 hands

Happy Chinese New Year! Let's celebrate. This isn't belly dance, obviously, but it IS Eastern dance and it is MIND BLOWING.

And that's even if you don't know that all of the dancers involved in this performance are deaf.


  1. Goosebumps!!!! Absolutely amazing, beautiful.... just WOW.

  2. I'm glad you like it, Emily. It really is stunning, isn't it? I have to admit I got a bit teary-eyed the first time I saw this.

    As an aside, do you think the two people either side of upstage are providing the dancers with visual cues to changes in the music? I know that many hearing impaired dancers use the feel of the beat vibrating through the floor, but this music isn't particularly percussive so I'm wondering how they achieved such perfect synchronicity.