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Deaf dancer finds music in movement

China Daily

18th April 2023

Deaf dancer finds music in movement

Despite living in a silent world for more than two decades, Zhan Junyi has become a professional dancer on stage, with music now audible through an artificial cochlea.

Zhan, 21, a college student from the College of Special Education of Changchun University in Changchun, Jilin province, has been deaf from birth.

On occasion, he watched the iconic dance presentation Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva (Thousand-Hand Bodhisattva) performed by the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe on TV.

"The dance was well performed by the dancers with hearing loss, and I was moved by their extraordinary skills and strength," he said. "At that time, I dreamed of being a dancer like them.”


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