Hand dancers Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding are a YouTube hit

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Dancers Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding have appeared with Riverdance and other Irish-style dance productions in venues around the world. For their latest project, however, they have forsaken the stage and opted for the more populist medium of YouTube.

In a video titled ‘We No Speak Americano,’ the dancers perform a comic number entirely with their hands and arms, executing a series of complicated choreographed contortions while seated and blank-faced. The video, which has been picked up by Vulture and other sites, was initially posted on YouTube in July and has logged more than 180,000 views.


The video uses the song ‘We No Speak Americano’ by the Australian duo Yolanda Be Cool and producer DCUP. It’s not clear whether the dancers have permission to use the single, but such are the vagaries of YouTube.

— David Ng