Bruce Lee Puts Himself in an Opera Context

My vacation at home will continue (family stuff) for a bit so I've decided to go on a blogging spree. It has been really good to just take a break from teaching any big classes and from the crazy push of ideas I put myself through in the run up to the Daoism Today conference in LA last month.
To start off here is Bruce Lee's first Hollywood screen test. The video speaks for itself, anyone who does xingyi dragon or bagua high leg turns will recognized those movements when he is asked to show a bit of Chinese Opera. He falls short of actually explaining gongfu in the context of theater, but clearly he his pitching the animal qualities of movement as well as the human. Then he gives the classic explanation from the Daodejing of water as applied to martial arts.