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Taiji: Chaotic Harmony
Taiji Chaotic Harmony
Actor: Philip Glass; Sat Hon
Director: Sat Hon
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Musicals & Performing Arts
G     2006     0hr 25min


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Actor: Philip Glass; Sat Hon
Director: Sat Hon
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: New Age, Religion & Spirituality, Classical, Independently Distributed
Studio: Wisdom Mountain Media
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/13/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 0hr 25min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)

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Very amateur stuff
Gate | Canada | 08/09/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"What can I say? It's certainly not the best of Glass music but it's a very interesting piece. And it suits well that genre. But overall I'm very disappointed. First of all, it's only 24 minutes long. It's a bit pricey for what we got. $9.99 would be an appropriate price. The quality of the images is simply not there at all. It's very poor quality. The editing is not that bad and the encoding is awful. Unless you're a real fan of Glass or you're interested by that subject, my advice is to avoid it or wait 'til the price drops."
Foundation for Taoist Qigong
John L | New York | 09/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Chaotic Harmony is not a training film. Yet it provides an instructive spiritual guided tour on a Taiji journey through the whimsical eye of Master Hon and the perceptive ear of Philip Glass. Like the intricate Taiji movements of Jade Maiden Weaving, these artists bind a tapestry of classical Taiji movements, poetry, contemporary dance, street theater, and lyrical chants with strands of voice and cello. This is a work to be experienced and explored like the penetrating art of Taiji.

In this film, Master Hon and Philip Glass collaborate to combine ancient Daoist alchemy and modern art forms to create a contemporary shamanistic experience that takes place in the parks, streets, and subways of New York City. Master Hon anchors the film with the 600-year-old Wu Dang Dragon Taiji Form around which the flowing themes of the film's music, dance, and poetry orbit. Paralleling the Taiji form and Yi Jing (Book of Changes), the film evolves from Wuji (the void), to Hundun (chaos), to Taiji, yin and yang, and the myriad of things and takes the viewer on a mystical journey between earth and heaven."...
Journal of Asian Martial Arts