The Chinese Disabled People's Performing Arts Troupe has redefined the term disabled.
The group of 110 performers whose average is 20 travels the world inspiring audiences with their message "truth, honesty and virtue," as well as, "human spirit of harmony and love."
They will bring that spirit to Pechanga Resort and Casino Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m.
The troupe's performers have disabilities of varying degress that include hearing and visual impairment. However, these challenges only make their art that much more inspiring as the performers are so talented the audience would often not know that these young people had any disabilities.
The show features a reworked version of "Romeo and Juliet," a swan ballet, a martial arts performance and various other music and dance interpretations.
Here is their performance from the 2008 MDA Telethon of the number "Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva." It stars 21 hearing impaired dancers interpreting the Buddhist concept that 42 hands represent a thousand.
Tickets for the Pechanga show are $38, $68, $108, $138 and available at the Pechanga box office, by phone at 1-877-711-2946 and www.pechanga.com.