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Demonstration of martial arts swordplay

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Title:
Demonstration of martial arts swordplay
Description:
In this clip Master Bow Sim Mark, Director of the Chinese Wushu Research Institute of Boston, Massachusetts, demonstrates Wushu martial arts with a double-edged straight sword in the Say Brother studio. Overall the program celebrates the Chinese New Year with interviews with Chinese artists and in-studio performances by the Boston Chinese Dance Company and the Chinese Wushu Research Institute. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with guests Tsai Chin (an internationally known actress) and John Tsang (of the Boston Chinese Dance Company) to discuss the differences between Chinese and Chinese American cultures, whether their work as artists are Chinese or Chinese American in spirit, Chinese attitudes towards the arts, and whether or not their work is perceived by Americans as authentic. Program includes three performances by the Boston Chinese Dance Company to traditional Chinese music (including a fan dance) and demonstrations of Wushu (led by Master Bow Sim Mark, founder of the Chinese Wushu Research Institute), Shaolin boxing, and use of the double-edged sword with tassel (performed by Mark alone). Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray Directed by David Atwood.
Producer:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Director:
Atwood, David
Creator:
Yang, Eileen
Creator:
Moore, Melvin
Contributor:
Lou Cronin, Mary
Contributor:
White, Conrad
Contributor:
Clarke, Brian
Contributor:
Lewis, Webster
Contributor:
Wareham, Skip
Contributor:
LeCain, Larry
Contributor:
Clark, Marvin
Contributor:
DeVitt, Doug
Contributor:
Lane, Frank
Contributor:
Fairweather, Bill
Contributor:
St. Onge, David
Contributor:
Smith, Lee
Contributor:
Morton, Wil
Contributor:
Waters, Mitch
Contributor:
Buccheri, Ron
Contributor:
Horne, Danny
Host:
Chin, Tsai
Contributor:
Mackles, Gene
Contributor:
Rivera, George
Contributor:
Demers, Leo
Contributor:
MacKnight, John
Contributor:
Handyside, Keith
Contributor:
LaBillois, Ann
Host:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Contributor:
Sullivan, John L.
Contributor:
Norton, Chas
Contributor:
Kane, Pat
Contributor:
McKenna, Jim
Contributor:
Mahard, Fran
Contributor:
Johnson, Nat
Contributor:
Chigas, Basil
Contributor:
Hill, Rebecca
Date:
March 24, 1978
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
Chin, Tsai
Boston Chinese Dance Company
Tsang, John
Chinese Americans
Mark, Bow Sim
Chinese Wushu Research Institute
Martial arts
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_04379864421748C9AF5832BBD9B800DF