In the early 1970’s a group of us who were members of the Dance Center of Columbia College were performing in a Meredith Monk production at the University of Wisconsin. During the breaks in the rehearsals her close friend and performer would practice Tai Chi Ch’uan. None of us had seen Tai Chi before and though we were all fascinated a few of us were totally captivated. We returned to Chicago and set about finding a Tai Chi teacher. At that time none were to be found.