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Mulan Quan - a chinese feminine martial art

Mulan Dance / Experimentation / Workshop

Cynthia Phung-Ngoc - eventail  

In the Mulan Dance workshop the warmup excercises are the same but the sequence of movements of Mulan Quan once aquired can be danced, expressed, interpreted and improvised freely, guided by Cynthia in space and time. Mulan Dance enriches ones notebook of movements, develops interpretation and imagination. Mulan Dance is an invitation to free expression. Workshops and lessons in Mulan Quan and Mulan Dance are open to all, amateurs and professional performers, but also to those that search well being in movement. It's a good introduction for young and old to the traditional asian arts.


Cynthia Phung-Ngoc


In conjuction with university studies in sociology and ethnology, Cynthia worked in contemporary dance. She became a professional dancer performing with several of the leading companies on the contemporary dance scene, performing with Josef Nadj at the Centre Chorégraphique d’Orléans. She is a co- fonder of the collective Kubilaï Khan Investigations and later formed her own dance company in which she pursued a rapport with nature elements as well as her Vietnamise, North American and Native American origins.

Recipient of a 'diplôme d’état’ in contemporary dance.

She praticises Hatha Yoga since 1996 and added the meditational dimension after discovering Tibetan buddhism in 2002 following an initiation in Kalachakra Mandala given by the Dalai-Lamain Graz, Austria. In 2003 she was initiated in Van An Phai, a traditional Vietnamise martial art with the master Maitre Truong Quang Kim in Hué, Vietnam, working with him on a series of moves with swords, aswell as discovering the chinese energic arts used in the practice of meditation and breathing techniques of Chi Qong.

She discovered Mulan Quan in Paris with Madame Wang Xian Qin. In 2014 she obtained the diploma in Mulan Quan dispensed by the Shanghai School of Martial Arts.

All the while enriching her work with world travels enabling her to meet Tupi-Guarani heelers of Brazil, the Tsaatan people of Mongolia and their chamanic medicine.