The China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe has conveyed to its audiences the importance of dignity, respect and inclusiveness through its music and dance performances here.
The artists, either with a hearing or vision disability, gave 14 performances of both traditional Chinese and Western style at the Lincoln Center, including Chinese folk songs, Peking Opera, a bamboo flute solo, a string duet, Latin dance and more.
The performance on Tuesday night started with "My Dream," a music and dance show including a namesake dance by hearing-impaired ballerinas and a poem demonstrated in sign language, evoking enthusiastic applause from the audience.
Two dozen artists performed "Thousand-hand Bodhisattva" dance at the end when the atmosphere reached a climax.
Ma Zhaoxu, the Chinese permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), said these artists have presented to the people across the world the beauty of arts as well as the light of human nature.
On behalf of the UN guests in the audience, he paid tribute to the artists, saying that they are fighters in pursuit of their dreams.
In her remarks, UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces said the artists are ambassadors of goodwill who convey the importance of dignity, respect and inclusiveness through culture.
She expressed appreciation for the disabled performers' efforts to promote peace through arts.
China starts to assume the presidency of the United Nations Security Council November.
Founded in 1987, the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe has visited more than 100 countries and regions.