This lecture will focus on two practices that are never compared but share many parallel principles. Some of them include: body alignments allowing energy to originate from the middle and lower body; using mind not physique as a catalyst for power; or one part moves, all parts move. Though a pianist’s fingers are a primary focal point, the tai chi saying applies: movement begins in the legs, is directed by the hips, and expressed in the hands.
The lecture will be accompanied by demos on the school’s less than ideal piano to indicate how even nonmusicians can’t miss the changes in artistry that sound when the body is well aligned. There will be ample free time for questions.
Official Website: http://www.brooklinetaichi.com/events/index_demo.htm
Added by Erik Mallinson on May 27, 2008