OCTOBER 11, 2008
EXCLUSIVE LIMITED ENGAGEMENT!

MY DREAM

An extraordinary performing art presented by China Disabled People”s Performing Art Troupe

China Disabled People”s Performing Art Troupe was founded in 1987. With the support and cares of the whole society, the Performing Troupe bears the dreams of people with disabilities and creates a special art which delights audiences, purifies the soul with Truth, Honesty and Virtue, encourage people by strong will, and delivers friendship with sincerity. Having sought and studied for 20 years, the Performing Troupe has begun to bringing forth new ideas independently, produced classics of special art, traveled to more than 40 countries in Asia, Europe, America , Africa and Oceania . It flies its own unique banner in a colorful world and they are referred to as “ Messenger of Beauty and Humanity” by the international community and as “A Special Art Star of Mankind and Image Ambassadors for 600 Million People with Disabilities in the World” by the Disabled People”s International 6 th World Assembly.

Truth, Honesty and Virtue are the common spirit pursued by human beings; disabled people are weak but special group. Connecting with both of them, My Dream goes beyond the boundaries of culture, nations and countries and brings enjoy and edification to the audiences.

Life is full of dreams…
People with Disabilities equally love life and art.

Special Art
is a new phrase in view of the art performed by disabled people made its debut in the late 20 th century. The 1st International Special Art was held in Washington , USA on June 5th , 1989. Henceforth, the garden of human art has added a new blossom – SPECIAL ART .

China Disabled People”s Performing Art Troupe
was founded in 1987. With the support and cares of the whole society, the Performing Troupe bears the dreams of people with disabilities and creates a special art which delights audiences, purifies the soul with Truth, Honesty and Virtue, encourage people by strong will, and delivers friendship with sincerity. Having sought and studied for 20 years, the Performing Troupe has begun to bringing forth new ideas independently, produced classics of special art, traveled to more than 40 countries in Asia, Europe, America , Africa and Oceania . It flies its own unique banner in a colorful world and they are referred to as “ Messenger of Beauty and Humanity” by the international community and as “A Special Art Star of Mankind and Image Ambassadors for 600 Million People with Disabilities in the World” by the Disabled People”s International 6 th World Assembly.

Artists with hearing impairments
speak their minds and express their warm sentiments with graceful and colorful dances;

Artists with visual impairments
depict their imaginary world a nd open their hearts with beautiful melodies and charmingly awkward dance steps;

Artists with physical disabilities
give expression to t heir pursuit of life with elegant postures and spirited melodies.

Comments from International Community

A Touch of Heart

“My Dream” is recognized and held in high acclaim wherever it”s shared. During the performance, the audience cannot but be moved from one climax to another: now they are lost in aesthetic appreciation of the exquisite dancing and music that flows like floating clouds or gurgling brooks; now their eyes mist with tears as they are filled with admiration and moved by the impact upon their very souls; now they applaud thunderously and sing in unison with the artists to cheer the great vigor of life. After the performance, the audiences were reluctant to leave and left numerous moving comments from the bottom of their hearts.

Comment by Politician Leaders
Politicians wrote letters to CDPPAT visiting US in 2000. President Clinton: “I thank all those participating in the China Disabled People”s Performing Art Troupe for their role in building bridges of understandings among the peoples of the world and in strengthening the depth and breadth of U.S.— China relations.” President Gore: “After the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we too will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit. These performers share a tremendous human spirit. Their artistry has inspired millions of Chinese people and now promises to do the same here in the United States .” 9 members of congress and senators: “It is fitting that the title of your U.S. performance is “My Dream”,. You show us that determination and creativity is boundless, this is a great lesson that we can learn from you. thank you for your work of spreading peace across the world. ” In 2001, Prime Minister Mahathi Of Malaysia: “The unique art created by the China Disabled People”s Performing Art Troupe will enable people to further learn the diversified nature of mankind and cherish our common goal and wealth.” In 2005, Governor of Australia: “Your talents have fascinated audiences of all the countries, and your visit promotes the friendship of the people of Australia and China ” In 2006, Mayor of Vancouver, Canada : “The performing is so moving, with the theme of peaceful, struggle and love. ” US Washington State government in 2006 decided that 18th May is “China Disabled People”s Performing Art Troupe Day” and raised national flag of China in front of the government hall. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, on January 5th , 2007: “It is amazing and brings hope and peace in future.”

Comment by Artists
Stern, President of the Carnegie Hall: “On the behalf of the Carnegie Hall benefactors, I wish to express our great pleasure in having the opportunity to participate in sponsoring the China Disabled People”s Performing Art Troupe in its visit to the United States and performance at Carnegie Hall. This performing will present not only the accomplishments of this unique group of Chinese artists, but the promise of hope for all disabled people in finding both a place in society and meaning in life.” Terleckyj, Artistic Administrator of the Kennedy Center: “Audiences across the United States will be enriched by your artistry and inspired by your perseverance in the face of adversity. Your group”s artful performances remind us that beauty and dignity know no international boundaries.” Scala Theatre in Italy : “The performance of Chinese people with hearing impaired is the Messenger of Beauty and Humanity . ” Yves Pepin, Director of the opening & closing ceremonies of the Paralympic Games, commended that: “ The music playing by Chinese blind children is the sounds of nature from Orient; the dance performed by deaf children i s unbelievable and beautiful without comparison . ”

Comment by Media
New York Times in 2000:“Those extremely attractive programs made audiences feel unbelievable.” CNN TV station called that “ A so inconceivable performance. ” Sin Chew Daily in Malaysia: “ China Disabled People created the pinnacle of life value. ” Pioneer in Australia, in 2005: “It is a colorful dream, a pure peace, a release and a yearning.” In 2006, the program Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva invited to perform in 1 year anniversary of the World Exposition in Japan , the Salzburg Art Festival in Austria and the Ceremony of Gold Chicken Award in Germany , was reported in important space of a whole page of the local newspaper with both articles and photos. Local TV stations broadcasted it lively and reported “With enthusiastic applause, all audiences stood up and cheered for the dreamful dance.” German TV Station produced living broadcast conversation program for the performers for five times. In 2007, all the media in Spain reported CDPPAT”s visiting there. The largest newspaper, Nation, introduced it and commented it as “the dream from China ” which was then familiar with every Spanish people.

Ticket prices: $130 (premium), $80, $60, $45
(service fees not included in ticket prices)

One FREE show ticket with each group of 10 tickets purchased

SJTix Box Office:  1-888-455-SHOW (7469) sjtix.com
Center for the Performing Arts 255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose