Ever had one of those days when it feels like there’s no point in living?
Watch this video… read this story… witness the celebration of life in dance!
“Imagine being a dancer and losing an arm. Imagine being asked to dance when you’ve lost a leg. That’s what happened when a female dancer (Ma Li – 馬麗) decided she wanted to dance again and searched for a young man who lost his leg to be her partner (Zhai Xiaowei – 翟孝偉).
Ma Li lost her right arm in a car accident in 1996 when she was 19. She had been training to be a ballerina. In 2001, she competed in the fifth national performing arts competition for the handicapped and won a gold medal. In 2005, she met a 21-year-old man who was training to be a cyclist for the Paralympics. Zhai Xiaowei had lost his left leg in a farming accident when he was four. Before cycling, he had tried high jump, long jump, swimming and diving.
Together, they entered a Chinese modern dance competition and inspired people. They were one of the 7,000 competitors in the fourth annual competition in 2007 and won a silver medal and the highest number of audience votes. This is from a Centre Stage CCTV 9 broadcast”
Inspired? Watch this 3 part interview on youtube to hear the full story.