The Tai Chi Two-person Dance: Tai Chi with a Partner
This centuries-old harmonizing of movements resembles a dance in which the lead switches from partner to partner with every movement, requiring participants to enter into a bodily dialogue with each other. Each movement has a specified number of beats, which aids in the correct positioning of one’s body. The book is amply illustrated with photographs of Master T. T. Liang performing the two-person dance.
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What Is the Tai Chi TwoPerson Dance?
A Little History
Tai Chi with Music
The Subtle Skills
Tai Chi Dance for the Martial Artist
Posture Descriptions with Photographs
Tai Chi TwoPerson Dance Posture List
Appendix B Glossary of Terms
A's left wrist adheres attaches her left attaches his right attaches to B's B's chest B's left elbow B's right elbow B's right foot B's right wrist back of B's brings his right center of gravity counts elbow to B's forms a fist grasps A's right hand to A's horse stance incoming push keeping his weight left arm left forearm left hand left leg left palm left style leg and turning lightly attaches mirrors B's motion neutralizes by shifting neutralizes the incoming north-east north-west partner Pause pivots pointing south posture pulls B's punches Pushing Hands right forearm right hand right leg right palm right style Roll Back San Shou shifts his weight Shoulder Stroke Step Forward steps back strikes to B's swings his left T.T. Liang Tai Chi Chuan toes pointing east toes pointing north torso counter-clockwise Turn Body turning her waist turning his torso Two-Person Dance weight 70 weight back