Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dance of the 1000 Hands

The Thousand-Hand Guan Yin
My good friend, Mark, sent this YouTube video my way last week and I want to share it with you. The information I received included the following information.

“There is an amazing dance sequence, called the Thousand-Hand Guan Yin.  Considering the tight coordination  required, their accomplishment is nothing short of stunning.  But what makes this even more astonishing is ALL 21 dancers are complete deaf-mutes .  Relying only on signals from trainers at the corners  of the stage, these extraordinary dancers deliver a visual spectacle that is intricate and stirring.

“Its first major international debut was in Athens at the closing ceremonies for the 2004 Paralympics.  But it had long  been in the repertoire of the Chinese Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe and had traveled to more than 40 countries.

“Its lead dancer is 29 year ld Tai Lihua, who has a BA from the Hubei Fine Arts Institute.  This video was recorded in Beijing during the Spring Festival this year.

Fishing Report 
We had a very enjoyable day yesterday fishing on South Holston Lake. We fished for a while for walleye, but had no luck. Then se went after the lake trout. We caught 6 nice fish, which was out daily creel limit. Check out the fishermen with our catch of the day:

Doug B
Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Hope for the best. Expect the worst.
Then you won’t be disappointed.

Quote of the Day
Good things, when short, are twice as good.
~Baltasar Gracian

Joke of the Day

A Texan lands in Sydney, and is picked up by a taxi. After requesting a tour of the city, he starts into a tirade about the small town airport and how in Texas they have larger runways on their ranches...

They are soon crossing the Sydney Harbor bridge, and the man is further unimpressed - "I have a duck pond bigger than that harbor, and an ornamental bridge to span it that makes this look like a toy".

The Sydney-Newcastle expressway also gets his scorn - "Is this a road, or a track? "

So when a kangaroo jumped out in front of the cab, causing the sudden and severe application of the brakes, the driver couldn't help himself, he yelled out - "Stupid grass hoppers!"

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Adirondackcountrygal said...

Wish we could catch fish like that!

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