Memories - Moment of the 1st International Tai Chi Festival, Xanthi, Greece
Ergastiri of Tai Chi Chuan, F.E.X. Progressive Association of Xanthi
2nd International Tai Chi Festival 'Democritus of Abdera'
Sports – Kinetic Art – Culture – Philosophy
«Approaching Tai Chi through Philosophy as an international language of culture between West and East»
25-27 May 2018, Xanthi Greece
We are very happy to organize the 2nd International Tai Chi Chuan Festival ‘Democritus of Abdera’ in our home town Xanthi in Greece relies on our trust that even in troubled times creativity and determination can make dreams come true after the successful organization of the 1st International Tai Chi Chuan Festival.
We thank you from our hearts all last year’s donors for this successful event. This is shown of the above YouTube video that includes a summary of moments and memories of the first event.
Despite all difficulties in finding financial support for our project that result due to the financial crisis in our country, we keep high hopes and believe that togetherness and partnership promote culture and human communication. This Festival is our dream and we are thankful for every initiative and support that we might receive.
The international meeting of teachers, students and friends of Tai Chi & Qi Gong from Europe and the Balkans will take place in Xanthi, Greece. The program includes seminars in Tai Chi & Qi Gong and lectures in philosophy aiming to enrich the knowledge of the participants and to develop international friendship and partnership. The Festival's highlight will be set on Saturday evening by festivities and a gala presentation of invited guests in various forms of Tai Chi plus local folklore and traditions of the Thracian culture.
The title of the Festival focuses on the philosophical work of 'Democritus of Abdera'. The intent is to achieve an interdisciplinary approach of Tai Chi through philosophy by analysing the work of Democritus and understanding his theory in cosmology, the ethics and the atom. We will discover the strong ties between the culture of the West through the philosophical thought of Democritus and the Eastern culture of China’s philosophy.
Every year the Festival will offer the opportunity for Greeks and foreigners who are interested in philosophy and Tai Chi to meet and exchange.
This attempt and reporting of the work of Democritus hopefully will fulfil the festival's goal which is the development of human communication between different people, the enhancement and promotion of cultures and to provide the opportunity for the creation of a network of experts and friends who will share the universal values of respect and acceptance of diversity.
East meets West - Τwo great civilizations that historically never met.
Philosophy will stand as a universal language of culture uniting people of diverse origin.
Additional Informations: The 2nd International Tai Chi Festival 'Democritus of Abdera'
Location: Xanthi, Greece
Hotel ‘Agriani’ (4 km from the town center, next to Kosynthos river) and outdoor facilities of the hotel.
Contact: Ergastiri of Tai Chi Chuan, F.E.X. GREECE
Mrs. Emi Chatzipanagioti,Tai Chi Chuan instructor & coach, international judge, P.E Teacher
email: [email protected], MOBILE: 0030 6977-560795
FEX secretary: +30 25410 25421