The Dance of a Thousand Hands

Throughout Asian religion, the name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin, which means “Perceiving the Sounds (or Cries) of the World” and translated into English it means Mercy Goddess or Goddess of Mercy. In fact she is often compared to the Virgin Mary in Western Catholic religion and painted holding a child.  Such was the orientation of master dance choreographer, Zhang Jigang.  Zhang,…

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