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China disabled art troupe premieres in Myanmar new capital

11-02-2011 07:59 BJT

NAY PYI TAW, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- The China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe staged its first performance in Myanmar's new capital here Tuesday under the cultural exchange program of China and Myanmar.

The show, titled "My Dream", was attended by Myanmar Vice President Sai Mauk Kham, Acting Minister of Information and Culture Major-General Thein Htay, who is Minister of Border Affairs and Myanmar Industrial Development, Foreign Minister U Wunna Maumg Lwin, Minister of Labor cum Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Aung Kyi as well as Chinese Ambassador Li Junhua and Cultural Counselor Gao Hua.

Chinese Ambassador Li and Major-General Thein Htay delivered the opening speech representing their respective sides.

Among the variety of its program was popular dance by hearing impaired -- Thousandhand Bodhisattiva, visually impaired dance -- To See Spring and sign language dance -- The Code of Life as well as Peking Opera -- At the Crossroad.

The troupe will proceed to Yangon for charity show at the National Theater on Thursday and Friday.

China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe was founded in 1987 and has visited 71 countries in five continents. It was referred to as a "Messenger of Beauty" "Image Ambassador for People with Disabilities in the World" and was designated as " UNESCO Artist for Peace".

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: Xinhua

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