Saturday, March 7, 2009

Here is a Laotian dance with several taiji like elements and seemingly related to Indian dance and spiritual traditions:
Part 1

Note the weight changes and how the arm motions are powered by the waist and body. Some of the motions look similar to silk reeling exercises of Taijiquan.

Part 2

Note the Yin/Yang like symbolic balance of the arms in many of these dances.