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June 20, 2012

Thousand-armed Kannon dance

The Thousand-armed Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy, is my favorite Buddhist statue. I found this wonderful Youtube video of the Kannon coming alive and fanning out its myriad arms in a dance by young Chinese women, the China Disabled People's Performance Art Troupe.

The dance troupe imitates the Kannon in a most expressive and artistic way... it took my breath away! All participants are hearing impaired, which all the more brings home the perfection of their choreography.