This Is The Best Art Performance – From China ( Thousand-hand ~ Guan Yin ~ 千手观音 )

top chinese artist Guanyin or Kwanyin, the Goddess of Mercy.

~ China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe, “Thousand-hand Guan Yin” Guan Yin is a Chinese goddess.Feeling music through speakers and guided by hand gestures, a troupe of deaf dancers in Beijing take steps to champion the rights of disabled people across the world ~

” Being deaf and mute, these disabled female performers endure pain and suffering in vigorous training, simply to deliver a message of love to mankind. ”

Guanyin or Kwanyin (aka), the Goddess of Mercy also known by Westerners as the Chinese Goddess of love and compassion has long occupied a unique place not only in Buddhism, but also in Chinese culture. The Chinese word “Guanyin is an abbreviation of “Guan shi yin” which denotes” seeing the voice of the world if rendered literally. Such a deity can be called as the deity who looks in every direction or the “Regarder of the cries of suffering beings”.

According to legend, Guanyin, the youngest daughter of a king, defied her father when he sought a husband for her. The angry king sent her away to a monastery with instructions that she should be compelled to obey. This only strengthened her resolve. So the king set fire to the monastery and ordered her execution when she was caught sitting erect reciting sutras. As she was about to be beheaded, the sword broke into two and a tiger from nowhere carried her away to a forest.

One day from afar she saw the king was sick and not responding to treatment, so she severed her arms and eyes to sacrifice them for him. The grieved king besought heaven and earth to make his daughter whole again. Soon, Guanyin had arms and eyes by the thousand, and bowing before her father, she urged him to practise good deeds to which the king readily agreed.

Actually legends have Guanyin in various forms. But the story of the Goddess in this one-thousand-hand form has had an immense appeal. Thus the thousand-hand deity is no longer an exclusive religious symbol but has become a popular cultural icon to religious followers and common folks alike.

The legendary Thousand-hand Guanyin as interpreted by the special artists plucked the heartstrings of the audience. In their rendition of the legendary goddess, they not only demonstrated their superb dancing skills in perfect unison with elegant and forceful movements, but attained a ye higher level to turn it into a live myth full of artistic appeal and stirring power on the stage.

Though we only saw one leading dancer on the stage, we saw in our mind’s eye a whole collective where 21 troupe members fused together as one human being with one shared heart. What we saw on the stage was the one Thousand-hand Guanyin, serene, holy and beautiful, that existed in each of the dancers’ hearts. While enjoying the colourful performance, we experienced a profound sense of tranquility and composure, a process of cleansing and purification of our souls.

We spetators can hardly imagine how much time and effort these artists must have invested in bringing about such a unique work of art. And only a collective with all its crew members bound together in unity, harmony and friendliness could make it.

The image of the Thousand-hand Guanyin is symbolic of maternal love and infinite compassion.

And the enlightenment we gain from the performance itself is that people with disabilities are also creators of both material and spiritual wealth. Such a spirit of perseverance in pursuing and creating a better life in the face of adversity should be followed by all of us.

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25 Responses to “This Is The Best Art Performance – From China ( Thousand-hand ~ Guan Yin ~ 千手观音 )”

  1. CrimsonRage7 says:

    Wow. Speechless.
    Wow. Speechless.

  2. starcraftyt says:

    To be ignorant I …
    To be ignorant I would say that I would like to have a multi hands girl

  3. littlebrightfive says:

    this is amazing. …
    this is amazing. mindblowing dancing from incredible people.

  4. PNMCHANNEL says:

    This is soooooo …
    This is soooooo inspiring and beautiful!

  5. mlaiuk says:

    I would love to see …
    I would love to see this live a would be more than happy to top money to watch it. It has left a memory in my mind and I found it amazing. Thank you for sharing this!

  6. Alcinalo says:

    wow!
    wow!

  7. CaptainZaZen says:

    Marvelous show, The …
    Marvelous show, The gods are surely pleased with this!

  8. tachabonilla says:

    gracias que Dios …
    gracias que Dios nos siga bendiciendo con su trabajo,su arte,bendiciones.

  9. Akafan25 says:

    It’s the best
    It’s the best

  10. Sofixpelom says:

    no words to …
    no words to describe it ..A masterpiece! These people can truly inspire the whole world with their efforts .. i m stunned

  11. Sofixpelom says:

    no words to …
    no words to describe it ..A masterpiece! These people can truly inspire the whole world with their efforts .. i m stunned

  12. Sofixpelom says:

    no words to …
    no words to describe it ..A masterpiece! These people can truly inspire the whole world with their efforts .. i m stunned

  13. excelsisbetil says:

    congratulations to …
    congratulations to all the casts and crew!

  14. mitomke says:

    Brilliant the …
    Brilliant the Cultural Revolution is in full bloom in China!

  15. SunBWolf says:

    Amazing and …
    Amazing and beautiful!

  16. qterfly says:

    bEAUTIFUL AND …
    bEAUTIFUL AND INSPIRING…

  17. yy5932 says:

    好感動..好壯觀..好精采..好棒!好 …
    好感動..好壯觀..好精采..好棒!好棒!

  18. twilight021691 says:

    so pretty
    so pretty

  19. DaliTheCrayon says:

    Im glad I fell apon …
    Im glad I fell apon this video, <3 I will always think of it, thank you vary much for sharing it!!!!!!

  20. alexandria22309 says:

    They are genius. …
    They are genius. Beautiful, moving art. Thank you

  21. leondylie says:

    they said my dream …
    they said my dream that is yours as well….

  22. Norn says:

    this is wonderful!
    this is wonderful!

  23. eursweet7 says:

    @08lynne

    Thank you …
    @08lynne

    Thank you sweet sister !

  24. eursweet7 says:

    @shani012

    I guess …
    @shani012

    I guess so :-) But just in case please check my spellings before you post something :-)

  25. eursweet7 says:

    @skybirdbird


    @skybirdbird

    Thank you !

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