It is performed by 21 deaf and mute girls and boys from China's Disabled Peoples Performing Art Troupe and is called "Thousand-hand Guanyin" or thousand-hand Bodhisattva dance. Guanyin, in Chinese Buddhism and Daoism, is the Goddess of Mercy, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Her full name, Guanshiyin Pusa, means "bodhisattva who observes the sounds of the world" (these dancers rely only on signals from trainers at the four corners of the stage).
As long as you are kind and there is love in your heart A thousand hands will naturally come to your aid As long as you are kind and there is love in your heart You will reach out with a thousand hands to help others .Guan Yin is the bodhisattva of compassion, revered by Buddhists as the Goddess of Mercy. Her name is short for Guan Shi Yin. Guan means to observe, watch, or monitor; Shi means the world; Yin means sounds, specifically sounds of those who suffer. Thus, Guan Yin is a compassionate being who watches for, and responds to, the people in the world who cry out for help.
Read about the man responsible for this production - Zhang Jigang
(He co-directed and choreographed the 2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony in Beijing, China)