Hand Ballet Performance

This gorgeous hand ballet, performed by both professional and amateur performers in wheelchairs and created by French choreographer Sadeck Waff, closed out the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games closing handoff ceremony. The performance features an opening sequence with Oxandre Pecku, the first person in France to receive a “bionic” arm from Open Bionics, and then turned to the stage of the wheelchair performers who gracefully moved their arms in time with each other and with the music, which was composed by Woodkid and performed by Orchestre National de France.

Check out the full article on Laughing Squid for behind the scenes videos of the performance and more of Sadek Waff’s work.