Demo at WNBA Game in Chicago Before 4,000 Fans

About 20 members of the Midwest Branch of the Taoist Tai Chi Society USA performed in the pre-game show of the WNBA’s Chicago Sky at All State Arena in suburban Chicago before about 3,000 fans on July 23.

The beginning of the set before Sky Guy, the home team's mascot, joined us.

The Chicago Sky Mascot, Sky Guy, had practiced with the group ahead of time and joined them in the performance, a special 6-minute set that followed the chronology of the 108 move set but focused on the kick sequence and 2nd half of the set. The gentleness of the set and music and narration created for the event calmed the crowd in a way that Chicago Sky staff members said they had never seen before.

This shot was taken from the side so you can see Andrea Robins, who is doing sitting Tai Chi due to a knee injury. Sky Guy is pretending to just happen upon us and is preparing to join us.

The Society members who performed came from the Arlington Heights, Chicago, Peoria and Western Suburbs locations of the Midwest Branch.

Sky Guy has joined us in the middle. The woman in the front to the right is Maxine Kitts, our senior member, who was 88 on Aug. 18.

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5 responses to “Demo at WNBA Game in Chicago Before 4,000 Fans

  1. judy millen

    As a lover of Taoist Tai Chi for many years AND a basketball fan I couldn’t be more impressed! Keep up the good work on publicity for TTCS Chicago!

  2. Jean Latz Griffin

    Thanks, Judy. I also love basketball and so was really excited when they contacted us. We had a wonderful time.

  3. John Hnilicka

    What fun photos of the group….and Sky Guy seems to fit right. Even his outfit coordinates pretty seamlessly with the Midwest Branch folks!

  4. jane ike

    Oneness in motion….what an idea!
    Thank you for the coverage.

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