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TAI CHI Workshop with Redmond Entwistle

TAI CHI Workshop with Redmond Entwistle
Time Time

2-4pm

Date Date
TBC
Price Price

£16

After learning a series of simple but fundamental Tai Chi exercises, we will cover the core principles of Tai Chi and begin learning the sequence of movements of the Tai Chi form. The workshop will quickly introduce you to another way of using your body, starting you along the road of living and moving through relaxation, timing and connection.
 
Please wear comfortable, loose clothing and flat-soled slippers or socks.
 
Tai Chi, or its full name T’ai Chi Ch’uan is a Chinese internal martial art that is believed to have been invented in the 12th century by the Daoist monk Zhang Sanfeng. However, it is far more than a martial art, embodying elements of Daoist and Confucian philosophy in order to cultivate agility, health and mental and physical balance. The ‘form’, or sequence of movements, takes around 10-12 minutes to complete. In the understanding of traditional Chinese medicine, these movements aid the circulation of vital energy, or Qi, around your body. As well as supporting your health it can calm and centre your mind. From a western medical perspective the exercise is considered an aid to improving balance, bone density and lowering blood pressure through gentle, low impact movement. Beyond its value for mental and physical health, it is an all-encompassing art form through which to cultivate one’s spirit and learn to fully engage with life in a calm, responsive and joyful way.

Bio

Redmond Entwistle began learning Tai Chi in 1995 with John Eastman, a New York student of Cheng Man-ch’ing’s.
In 2006 he moved to New York and began to study with Maggie Newman, a senior New York student of Cheng Man-ch’ing’s. In 2013 he was given permission to teach by Maggie.
He has been teaching since he returned to the UK in 2015.
Over the years he has also received valued input from other students of Cheng Man-ch’ing, including Carol Yamasaki, Ed Young and Ben Lo, and more recently Natasha Gorky Young.
He has also trained with other second generation teachers, including Lucas Van der Aart, Tom Daly, Lenzie Williams, Weiming Yuan and Fred Hao.
He is certified as an advanced instructor by the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain. He continues to be in awe of this subtle and profound art and to search for a deeper understanding of it.

MOVING IN MULTIPLICITY with Alethia

MOVING IN MULTIPLICITY with Alethia
Time Time

1-4pm

Date Date
TBC
Price Price

£25 Early Bird
£30 thereafter

Alethia will lead a highly physical workshop that draws from various movement styles and practices to explore multiplicity in physicality, musicality, dynamics, and flow.

To begin, participants will be led through movement patterns and improvisational exploration to develop awareness, strength, and mobility through the whole body, to encourage flow and dynamic shifts through more complex movements. The workshop will build into set standing, travelling, and floor work material, and will end with working with these various elements through an accumulative phrase.

Throughout, Alethia will encourage participants to keep aware of their own individuality; using given material as a framework to develop their own way of moving, and explore different movement possibilities to incorporate into their own practice.

Bio

Alethia Antonia is a UK-based freelance choreographer, performer, teacher and researcher. She trained at London Contemporary Dance School, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance and Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

Her choreographic work has been supported by The Place, Dance4, Yorkshire Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds Dance Partnership, Tripspace and Arts Council England, and has been performed at venues such as The Place, Yorkshire Dance, York Theatre Royal and Fashion Space Gallery.

As a performer, she has toured internationally and has worked with companies such as Russell Maliphant Dance Company, James Wilton Dance, James Cousins Company, VOXED – Wayne Parsons, TRIBE//, Flexer and Sandiland, Matsena Productions, Chhaya Collective, Heather Walrond Company, and Extended Play (Jamaal Burkmar), amongst others.

As a teacher, she has taught nationally and abroad for those such as Scottish Dance Theatre, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Trinity Laban, The Place, London Contemporary Dance School, Dance4, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Kingston University, and Accademia Balletto Roma. Alethia is currently a Work Place Artist at The Place.