Thousand Hands Boddhisattva Dance group (千手觀音)
People be like What?!?! Thousand Hands Boddhisattva dance with thousands of girls on the stage?!?! LOL It’s actually impossible to find thousands of girls in just a month and on top of that think of the stage where are they going to perform lol…. So we end up having like 12 girls perform for this dance.
In just a month left for the Chinese New Year 2015. We have this shows organized by Indian Chinese Association for Culture, Welfare & Development to be perform on the 15th February, 2015.
I tell you, our dance practice schedule was to start from 10th & 11th January(just weekends practice) but unfortunately our dance teacher had some problem so we all started from the 17th(which is next weekend). We were told will be using almost all hands movements then, we all started with this weird exercise moves[ I said weird because we were doing the art technique for the first time like Horsestands, stretching, pulling, learning the martial art moves(of course: for girls self-defense).]
Just like almost every weekend and some holiday, we started off with our exercises, stretching first then practice our hands movements. All these are to train our legs, body, and of course our hands flexible and strong so that on the day of our show we don’t feel numb in ourselves as we were told our performance is for 5 mins and that we have to stand in one line with our heels on without our legs moving but using all our hands movements.
Here are some of our dance practice pictures at the Temple 😀
This is how we all girls practiced with our smile on our face to our first time ever exercise moves. LOL… 😛
As days go by, with our dance practice not yet ready we had our bad and good news by our teacher that we are to perform for the Chinese New Year Reception by Counsel General Of China in Kolkata.
Though we just count our days of practice its like a week practice then off you go… hahaha… Bad news is our dresses were’nt ready yet and nothing is decided as to what to wear so somehow at the FGS temple they have some of the costumes which they wore years back and those were of use in just a short time. And good news is that we are going to Hyatt.
On the main day( 12th February, 2015) Tada,
Before we set out Group Pictures (below) :]
Group pictures with teacher and ShiFu *sorry last picture kind of blurry but its the only picture we had taken with them* (Above) 😉
View inside our packed car with girls, except for the front row they are MEN LoL… (Above) 😛
While we all are waiting inside the Ladies Restroom, you know what to do right? Click click click *Fun, Sisters time, funny faces, selfies(that turned not so perfect), excited as well as nervous,tensed faces* No matter how much bad you look in the pictures. Those were the days, the memories in our minds, the moments we all spent together laughing, fooling around are never forgotten. (Below) <3<3<3<3
The group picture with the Tibetan Dance women. (Above)
The Small Stage that we almost thought we all 12 girls won’t fit in, but we actually fit in with small gaps inbetween us making us look funny and show everyone how close we all are and how we all coordinated with eachother. hehehe… 🙂 (Below) ;P
Those are all the pictures we have taken during our dance, I know it’s not that good but we needed more practice and we know where are all the wrongs we have done. Great thing about this is we started with the music together and ended at the same time which our teacher thought was not possible(in his head thinking: we will be ending the dance faster than the song)
After the 12th Feb night, we all practiced our dance very seriously without doing anymore mistakes with just 2 days of practice for 2 hours, for our 15th Feb show(main day of our dance performance) *you know Paparazzi* ;P
Invitation card by the Indian Chinese Association for Culture, Welfare & Development 2015.
You won’t believe we got all our dresses day before our show and we all we like what if our dresses have problem this and that, but actually everyone fits perfectly in their own dress hehehe… *what a tailor! GoodJob!*
And for our hands*long golden nails* nothing’s prepare beforehand and on the main day we started making it : (below) :
Our way of doing*but we did use something to secure it, just a sample* :)) 😛
On the main day, we all were supposed to leave at 4:30pm but the car pickup came at 5pm which made us all tensed and late for our show as to when, where to change, what time we are to perform, whom to ask and blah blah blah. Nevertheless, our dance was schedule a bit late and there was still time for us to prepare ourselves. ^^
Those are few of the pictures we managed to get. :DD
Thank God, we all just finished our dance that night and heavy rain poured down all of a sudden.
Thank you for taking your time, this is my first long long blog I’ve ever written sorry about the late post.