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summer | main event
running from the 1st to the 30th of july 2023

b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


Marijke Eliasberg

sifu & scholar of Grandmaster William C. C. Chen


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tai chi chuan for dancers: awareness

originated in china, tai chi chuan is a mind/body martial art, also referred to as shadow boxing or moving meditation. to an outsider who has never practiced the discipline, tai chi appears to be a slow, choreographed dance. however, there is more to it: one cannot easily see the internal and external benefits derived from regular practice. it is proven to build strength from the inside out. it means sustaining mindful inner stillness while being in full motion. this requires minimal optimised use of your muscle structure, being clear on the action or expression we aim for, while maintaining total awareness of the whole body, physically and mentally. tai chi chuan is a practice and an experience. Can we slow down and still feel powerful? Can we move and be still at the same time? Can we be strong while being soft and flexible? the body is not just a skeletal structure, the body is everything. it's shen (spirit), it's i (mind), it's chi (energy). these chinese terms have an allusive value. they are not concepts. they are directions. no previous tai chi experience is required to take the workshop.

please be aware of our early bird special offer for this workshop! you can apply for this offer up until the 24th of march 2023. after the 24th the regular workshop fee applies. applications are accepted up until one day before the workshops starts.

MARIJKE ELIASBERG, native of the Netherlands, Founder and Co-Artistic Director of The Next Stage Project (TNSP), has been dancing, teaching and choreographing for the past 25 years in New York City. With TNSP, she travels around the world, teaching, creating, mentoring and making exchange and performance projects possible. Marijke holds a BFA in physical education with a specialization in dance. She continued her modern dance studies at the Rotterdam Dance Academy (Codarts) in The Netherlands and Dance Space Inc in NYC. Her continuing education includes studying extensively Tai Chi Chuan with 90 year old Chinese Grandmaster William C. C. Chen in NYC (short form, long form, application, Sword form and push-hands) and he gave her the certification title of Sifu in 2022 for his 60 postures short form and long form. She is currently teaching Tai Chi Chuan classes in New York City and has been teaching Tai Chi for Dancers in Amsterdam and Berlin.

www.thenextstageproject.com / marijke-tai-chi.html


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