Dates & Times
Jul 25 | 7 PM
The Professor: Tai Chi's Journey West
The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey West is the first major feature documentary about Tai Chi and one of its greatest masters, Cheng Man-Ching, a man who brought Tai Chi and Chinese culture to the West during the swinging, turbulent 60’s.
Though Cheng is an important transformational figure, his teachings have been overlooked.
This documentary film tells the story of his remarkable life and features Tai Chi as a martial art and a spiritual practice. Over the past decade, the filmmakers shot approximately fifty hours of footage in New York, North Carolina, and California.
Starting at 6:30 PM, Chung Yueh-Ching, Founder and Director at Heights of Wellness will demonstrate Tai Chi Quan and Tai Chi Sword forms. Stay after the film to hear Ching talk about the history of Tai Chi as a martial art and spiritual practice plus Q&A!
About the artist
"East engagingly meets West in "The Professor: Tai Chi's Journey West," an affectionate documentary portrait of Cheng Man-Ching, the Chinese master who brought Tai Chi to New York during the groovy but stressed-out '60s."
ONE TIME ONLY:
MONDAY, JULY 25 at 7 PM
DIRECTED BY BARRY STRUGATZ
72 MINUTES RUNTIME
REAL ART WAYS MEMBERS: $5
SENIOR & STUDENT MEMBERS: $4.50
REGULAR ADMISSION: $11
SENIORS (65+): $7
FULL-TIME STUDENTS (WITH ID): $7
REAL ART WAYS' FACILITIES ARE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE. ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CAFÉ.