vrijdag 13 februari 2009

shaolin kungfu monks

There is an expression that prostitution is the eldest occupation in the world. I would add that fighting is the eldest form of sports. Fighting traditions combine physical and mental training with rhetoric and decoration. In the practice of fighting, there are direct relations with performance strategies from circus, dance and theater. Just like in prostitution. To impress, to attract and to finish off.

A rather theatrical kungfu demonstration at the University of Washington, October, 2006.