This video accompanied the oral defence for my Ph.D. in 2005 (Doctorat en Études et Pratiques des Arts de l'Université du Québec à Montréal). In it I demonstrate some examples of Chinese martial arts forms (Cailifo Xiao Qing Quan, Tang Peng Taiji Jian, Wudang Taiyi Wuxing Quan, Cailifo Guan Dao), some simple self-defense techniques from Cailifoquan and restorative and conditioning forms (Zhi Neng Qigong, Cailifo Wei Gong, "Snake Crawling"). I am assisted by my friend Menez Chapleau who also helps me to demonstrate some rudimentary performing arts partner sensitivity exercises derived from the traditional training. Scenes from the production Peau de Lune are also included to demonstrate compositional principles in action.
The video was shot and edited by Marie-Louise Gariépy in 2004 at Wong Kung Fu studio in Montréal. My dissertation was supervised by Serge Ouaknine and Nicole Beaudry.