Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is presented at the Bandshell as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, by BRIC in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.
The plot of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Ang Lee’s 2000 martial arts extravaganza set in in 18th century Qing Dynasty China, swirls around the theft of a mythical blade called Green Destiny. The film is among the most visually exhilarating adventure-dramas ever made.
Before the film, as part of the first annual Lou Reed Tai Chi Day, his teacher Master Ren Guang Yi and Tai Chi practitioners will demonstrate Chen style forms accompanied by Lou Reed's Drones, an immersive sonic work featuring Reed's guitar feedback and special guests Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, Sarth Calhoun, Stewart Hurwood, and others.
Additionally, there will be a demo of Chen and other Tai Chi styles earlier in the day at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, including an introductory event at 8AM and Tai Chi instruction outdoors on the Library Plaza from 9-11AM.