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Monday, July 20, 2009

Amazing

The lady from China in her 30s was a dancer and was trained as one since she was a little girl. Later she got into some kind of accident and lost her entire left arm. She was depressed for a few years. Then, someone asked her to coach a Children's dancing group, and from that point on, she realized she could not forget dancing. She still loved to dance, and she wanted to dance again. So, she started to do some of her old routines. But by her losing an arm, she also lost her balance.

It took a while before she could even making simple turns and spins without falling. But eventually she got it.

Then she heard some guy in his 20s had lost a leg in an accident. This guy also fell into the usual denial, depression and anger type of emotional roller coaster. She looked him up (seemingly he was from a different Province in China) and persuaded him to dance with her. He had never danced. And to dance with one leg? Are you joking with me? No way. But she didn't give up. He reluctantly agreed -- I have nothing else to do anyway. She started to teach him dancing 101. The two broke up a few times because the guy had no concept of using muscle, how to control his body, and other basic techniques of dancing. When she became frustrated and lost patience with him, he would walk out.

Eventually they came back together and started training. They hired a choreographer to design routines for them. She would fly high (held by him) with both arms (a sleeve for an arm) flying in the air. He could bend horizontally supported by one leg and she leaning on him, etc. They danced beautifully and they legitimately beat others in the competition.

3 comments:

Anne L.B. said...

Amy that was, yes, amazing. Dancing touches the deepest part of my soul. I can't imagine that I'll EVER forget this. I plan to watch it over and over.

jdcoughlin said...

My goodness, that was absolutely amazing! That just made my day, and my daughters. I love those sorts of jolts. Makes me think that cleaning my house and writing a few pages in my book truly are the good times!

Thanks!

Great site. Found it just surfing around!

gzusfreek said...

Seriously, I got major chills :)
Inspiring!