China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe (CDPPAT) is a group of young people who dream of creating a miracle. Over the past 20 years CDPPAT has visited hundreds of countries, and inspired hundreds of thousands of spectators.
This year, the Tzu Chi Buddha Foundation and DAAI TV invited CDPPAT to perform in three Indonesian cities, Medan on the 22nd-23rd July 2017, Jakarta on the 29th-30th July 2017 and in Surabaya on the 5th-6th August 2017.
Artists with hearing and sight impairments performed spectacular dances and performances, such as beautiful Boddhisatva hand dance harmonies performed by deaf artists, and spring dances and musical performances performed by the blind.
At its 10th Anniversary, the UNESCO peacekeeping group's presence is expected to spread the virtues of kindness and gratitude that are aligned with the mission of love advanced by DAAI TV.
“DAAI TV wants to give spirit to life, and to instill an appreciation of life. Thanks to tenacity, discipline and hard work, the CDPPAT group is able to combat the negative perceptions regarding the capabilities of people with disabilities. Their work can be enjoyed by the global community and provide motivation for everyone" said DAAI TV CEO Hong Thjin
Tzu Chi Buddhist Foundation Public Relations officer, Suriadi Huang said, the presence of CDPPAT in Indonesia can change the public view of people with disabilities. "For me, the China Art Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe performance provides an important message about the meaning of "perfection", in which the disability plays an inspiration to a better physical society," Suriadi said.
CDPPAT Pukau Personton in Medan was the first city to host the ‘My Dream’ show. Taking place on July 29th and July 30th at Sky Continental Hall, Cemara Asri Medan, a total of 6000 audience members enjoyed the spectacle. Particularly moving was the performance of the song Indonesia Pusaka. The event was also attended by the Governor of North Sumatra, Tengku Erry Nuradi as well as community leaders, religious leaders, and disability groups in Medan. Experiencing the high enthusiasm shown by the My Dream audience in Medan, one member of the CDPPAT, Wang Qi, who is also visually impaired, felt proud. Although not able to see, he could feel the appreciation of the performance of his group, "After appearing, I could feel their support through the roar of applause, which was unbroken," he said. Owing to the friendliness of Indonesian society, CDPPAT vice president Wang Jing, now regards Indonesia as a second home, "We are impressed with the friendliness of Indonesian society" said Wang Jing, continuing “I am very happy to come to Indonesia again because it is like coming home”.
DAAI TV Profile
DAAI TV Indonesia has a mission to lift the hearts of people through programming that is inspirational, educational and informative. Sticking to the values of truth, virtue and beauty, DAAI TV continues to strive to sharpen people's sensitivity, to convey a message of love in every show.
Profile of Yayasan Buddha Tzu Chi Indonesia
Tzu Chi is a humanitarian institution operating across ethnic, religious, racial, and state divisions. Starting from the compassion of the founder of the Tzu Chi Buddhist Foundation, Master Cheng Yen, the Tzu Chi Buddhist Foundation has spread love in more than 51 countries, one of which is Indonesia where it has been operating since 1993. The activities of the Tzu Chi Buddhist Foundation are in support of 4 main missions:
- Charity: helping the communities hit by natural disasters
- Health: providing health services to the community by providing free medical treatment, establishing hospitals, medical schools, and clinics
- Education: forming complete human beings, teaching not only knowledge and skills, but also the manners and values ??of humanity.
- Humanist Culture: instilling the human mind with the universal culture of love through print, electronic, and internet media.