Elementi Style

Simple Elegance, Dynamic Balance, and Effortless Flow: these are the elements that accentuate the Art of Living. We set out to discover these essential elements in everyday life through our lenses, and showcase the Elementi Style.

Journey with Shawn Cartwright and explore Eastern and Western culture, arts and lifestyle.

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The Puppy Thief Kung Fu Theater

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A boy must find the courage to confront the villain who stole his puppy! Kung Fu Theater, The Puppy Thief. Short Film by TCCII https://tccii.com The Puppy Thief features music from three of our artists: Enjoy the soothing sounds of Xia Bing’s Guzheng https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/yue-er-gao-xia-bing-gu-zheng/id371637704 Ney Mello’s melodies https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/black-wolf-red/id908398406 Black Wolf Red’s adrenaline pumping guitar riffs. […]

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Kung Fu Action

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Punching, blocking, and a kick from the hip make this Kung Fu master one impressive power machine. In this video, Grandmaster Bai Wenxiang demonstrates the Five Element Linking Form of Xingyiquan, one of the ancient arts of Chinese Boxing.

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Tai Chi Video


Tai Chi (also called Taijiquan) is one of the most widely practiced arts for health and well being. Originating in China, it has now spread worldwide. Montgomery county is fortunate to have one of China’s top Tai Chi practitioners living here. Grandmaster Bai Wenxiang (白文祥大师) has studied Wushu, or martial arts, for more than 50 years. […]

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Don't Fear the Theory: Visual Cues (VIDEO)


Learn the most important visual cues when reading sheet music. Glenn Flaherty walks us through the secrets professional musicians use to decode music.

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Don't Fear the Theory: Music Note Values (VIDEO)


Understand the time value of musical notes in these two videos featuring Glenn Flaherty with The School of Music. The first video introduces the concept and the second video gives a demonstration.    

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Beijing in Washington, DC New Year's Concert


The Washington DC Beijing Association, CCACC, TCCII, and other local fans of Chinese Culture presented a New Year’s Concert featuring world class singers, dancers, and musicians. The performers mesmerized both Chinese and Westerners with their artistic ability and sumptuous visuals at the sold out F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater. Performanaces include Chinese Opera, Wushu, Kung Fu, Fold Dance, […]

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Don't Fear the Theory: How to Read Sheet Music


Learn how to read sheet music in our second video in our series on Music Theory. Glenn Flaherty with the School of Music will teach you the musical alphabet and how to read the notes on sheet music.

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Don't Fear the Theory: Introduction to Music Theory (VIDEO)

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Music is easy to love. Music theory, on the other hand, challenges even the most dedicated audiophile. Glenn Flaherty, founder of The School of Music in Rockville, MD, decided to do something about this problem. “There’s no reason to fear the theory. By breaking music theory into bite size pieces, anyone can learn it.” says […]

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Dueling to Excel: Fencing Video Wins Award

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Enjoy this fencing video shot on location at the Rockville Fencing Academy in Rockville. We produced the video as the final project of our Field Producer class at MCM and won a 2014 Monty Award for it. If you ever wanted to learn how to tell a story from behind the lens, this is one […]

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