One Dance with Story of Two Lives

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Ballerina Ma Li was 19 years old when she lost her right arm in a car accident. Her boyfriend left her. She tried to kill herself, but was rescued by her parents. She had to learn how to do things like comb her hair, cook, write, take care of herself in the new situation. Five years later she returned to theaters and met her soul mate Tao. Then due to the outbreak of SARS in 2004 theaters were closed, and couple had no money.

In autumn of 2005 Ma Li met national Special Olympics cyclist Zhai Xiaowei who was then 21 years old. He had lost his left leg in an accident at the age of four. In the beginning Zhai did not understand how he could dance with Ma Li as he had not danced before. But they decided to try. Their training was very intensive. It lasted more than a year, from 8 in the morning till 11 at night. Zhai dropped her thousands of times.

They were the first handicapped couple who entered CCTV national dance competition.

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