Thursday, April 17, 2008

She without arm, he without leg - ballet - Hand in Hand

A friend sent this .. It is WORTH sharing. See comments below - explanation.

1 comment:

Buzz Creek said...

The lady in her 30s was a dancer and was trained as one since she was
>a little girl. Later she got into some kind of accident and lost her
>entire left arm. She was depressed for a few years. It seemed that
>someone asked her to coach a Children's dancing group. From that
>point on, she realized she could not forget dancing. She still loved
>to dance. She wanted to dance again. So she started to do some of
>her old routines. But by her losing an arm, she also lost her
>balance. It took a while before she could even making simple turns and
>spins without falling. Eventually she got it.
>Then she heard some guy in his 20s had lost a leg in an accident.
>This guy also fell into the usual denial, depression and anger type of
>emotional roller coaster. She looked him up (seemingly he was from a
>different Province) and persuaded him to dance with her. He had never
>danced. And to dance with one leg? Are you joking with me? No way.
>But she didn't give up. He reluctantly agreed. " I have nothing else
>to do anyway." She started to teach him dancing 101. The two broke up
>a few times because the guy had no concept of using muscle, control
>his body, and a few other basic things about dancing. When she became
>frustrated and lost patience with him, he would walk out. Eventually
>they came back together and started training. They hired a
>choreographer to design routines for them. She would fly high (held by
>him) with both arms (a sleeve for an arm) flying in the air. He could
>bend horizontally supported by one leg and she leaning on him, etc.
>They danced beautifully and they legitimately beat others in the
>I would like to share with you this most magnificent and
>touching performance I have ever seen! It is a living
>proof that strong spirit can conquer any physical