THE ESSENCE OF INTENTION: Mindfulness, Elegance, and Energy in Tai Chi Chuan
Apr 27, 2013
7:00 pm until 9:00 pm
This exhibit, which runs from April 27-May 25, highlights photographs by David Fryburg as he seeks to reveal the essence of Tai Chi Chuan through these meticulously composed examples of a collection of individuals in the act of practicing this multi-dimensional art form. Fryburg, as he states it, “the images in this exhibit are a study of the moment before an action occurs, the sliver in time during which the “actor” decides, consciously or subconsciously, on his or her personal intention for that action. In that moment, that person’s intention transforms potential action into physical action. Tai chi chuan, an elegant, powerful, and popular martial art, is the perfect laboratory for the study of intention. Also known as a form of moving meditation, the beauty of the motions and singular focus of experienced tai chi practitioners epitomize how intention guides action. In empty-hand forms, with weapons, or in contact with other tai chi practitioners, the projection of their intention (known as yi) is visible in unity with the mindfulness of the moment and the spiral elegance of their movements. Insofar as tai chi is also a physical metaphor of the flow of energy in nature, this exhibit examines the essence of intention in the context of philosophy and Traditional Chinese Medicine.” Please join us as we celebrate World Tai Chi by sharing in the essence of intention by David Fryburg. On this special exhibit opening reception, practitioners of Tai Chi will provide a demonstration.
165 State Street
New London, CT
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