Troupe of Disabled Performers Aim to Surpass Limits


In Beijing, where one million people are disabled, only seven percent have gainful employment and few have promising futures. However, a performance troupe of 88 deaf and disabled dancers, musicians, and artists are succeeding to raise world-wide recognition and money (5 million yuan or US$700,000) to support disabled people’s charities since it began in 1987, according to Reuters.

The troupe performs to raise awareness in hopes of elevating the still-discriminatory status of the 90 million disabled people in China.

See also a previous CDT video post: “Dance: She without Arm, He without Leg.”

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