[Weekend Watch List] Doi pasi in fata, unul in spate

[Weekend Watch List] Doi pasi in fata, unul in spate

 Unii spun ca e poezia corpului. Altii, ca e disciplina pentru minte si trup. Ca e terapie, au dovedit-o unele studii. Dar dincolo de toate, dansul e felul corpului de a-si spune propria poveste. Si chiar daca uneori depinde de reguli stricte si maini tinute intr-un anumit fel, dansul e evadare si bucurie. Asta arata si lista cu video-uri de weekendul acesta, care cuprinde dansuri din toate colturile lumii si diferite perioade ale istoriei. Dincolo de diferente culturale, ramane un fir comun care le uneste.  


Dancing Without Sound, Performing Without Sight

Founded in 1987, the China Disabled People’s Performing Arts Troupe enact some of the most enchanting and intricately choreographed dances, plays and operas you will ever experience. Without hearing, dancers use sound vibrations to interpret the beat; without sight, musicians use breathing patterns to keep pace. Together, they perform the “Thousand-hand Bodhisattva,” one of the most challenging pieces for the troupe to learn. Today, they’ve taken their talents around the world, performing in over 100 countries.


Rockettes Unleashed: Secrets to Their Legs, Kicks

For the 85th anniversary of the Rockettes in New York City, WSJ Off Duty takes you backstage at Radio City Music Hall to meet the world famous dancers and learn some of the workouts and kicks that keep their legs in top condition. Plus, what will it take to pull off their Radio City Christmas Spectacular this year? One million 3-D glasses and 14,096 AA batteries are just the start. With host, Wendy Bounds.



Mexico’s 600-Year-Old Dance of the Flying Men

For the past 600 years, dancers in Papantla, Mexico, have taken to the skies to perform the acrobatic spectacle, the Danza de los Voladores (Dance of the Flyers). Four flyers and one guide dressed in vibrant colors ascend a 20-meter pole, anchored only by a single rope tied to their legs.


What It Takes to be a Hula Champion

Hula is a dance of illusions. Behind the grace and the sway there is grit, athleticism, and a knee-breaking, blister-inducing effort to leave everything you have on the dance floor. Every year, the best compete at the Merrie Monarch Festival, the world’s most prestigious hula competition. Kayli Ka’iulani Carr, who is in her last year of eligibility for the contest, is trying to win the festival’s solo competition, Miss Aloha Hula. Does she have what it takes?


I'm a Moulin Rouge Dancer | My Life ★ Glam.com

You've heard the song. You've seen the movie. You may even know the can-can. Now go beyond the feathers and sequins to see what really goes on backstage at the world-famous Moulin Rouge in Paris.


"Nutcracker" ballerinas' most important accessory: Pointe shoes

 In the world of ballet, Christmas means one thing: "The Nutcracker"! Stages across the country fill with twirling snowflakes, leaping candy canes, and lots and lots of pointe shoes. Faith Salie goes backstage at the New York City Ballet with principal dancer Tiler Peck, and visits Freed of London, a leading ballet shoemaker, to find out what goes into those shoes aside from very talented feet.


How ballet dancers prepare pointe shoes for performance

Watch Edward Watson and Principal Mara Galeazzi as they take us behind-the-scenes to meet the individuals and see the effort that goes into preparing pointe shoes and footwear for each and every Royal Ballet performance.


How Ballerinas Customize Their Pointe Shoes

Olivia Boisson is a corps de ballet member with New York City Ballet. Boisson has been with NYC Ballet for seven years. As a corps member, Boisson dances 10 to 12 hours a day, six days a week. She showed us how she customizes her pointe shoes for performances.


Discover Ballet: A day in the life of a ballerina

Follow the day in the life of a Yuhui Choe, first soloist, who takes us through her day - which includes, class, rehearsals and physio before going on stage that evening.


A Ballerina’s Entire Routine, From Waking Up to Showtime | Work It | Allure

American Ballet Theatre dancer Scout Forsythe takes us through her entire daily beauty routine. As she gets ready for a hectic schedule that includes 64 straight shows, Scout wakes up at 6:30AM for yoga, does her daily stretches, attends classes throughout the day, and prepares to hit the stage that evening.


Ballet Evolved: The Evolution of Pointe Work

Former Ballet Mistress Ursula Hageli looks at the development of pointe work in ballet, where the dancers move on the tips of their toes – from Marie Taglioni’s experiments in the 1830s, through developments by Italian and Russian dancers through to the famed pointe work of Russian Classical ballet. With danced demonstrations by Gemma Pitchley-Gale and Fumi Kaneko.


The Extreme Workout Regimen Of A Professional Ballerina

Kathryn Boren is a ballerina with American Ballet Theatre. Boren supplements her ballet training and rehearsals with intense, ballet-centric workouts. She works with trainers from celebrity-favorite gym DOGPOUND to create exercises that push her body to its limit. Boren says she's gained more control of her body, making her a more free dancer. She's also a certified personal trainer and has begun helping her fellow dancers improve their fitness.


An American at the Bolshoi | The New York Times

A 15-year-old girl from Texas moves to Moscow to train at the Bolshoi Academy, which has long produced many of the world's ballet greats. Her dream is to dance with the Bolshoi Ballet company.


Dance As Therapy: Natalia Duong at TEDxStanford

 Performance artist Natalia Duong sees art as the space where cultures coalesce. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Natalia Duong is a performance artist, choreographer and scholar. Her interdisciplinary research explores kinesthetic empathy as a resource for conflict resolution, community theater and the embodied transmission of trauma in people affected by Agent Orange. Duong has collaborated with artists to perform internationally in Edinburgh, Paris, Uganda and Vietnam, where she recently led a community-based devised theater piece that was performed at the U.S. consulate in Ho Chi Minh City. Duong is also the founder and artistic director of PAO, a movement collective interested in how war is inherited in the body. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University, Duong is currently living in Brooklyn and pursuing a master's degree in performance



Dystonia. Rewiring the brain through movement and dance | Federico Bitti | TEDxNapoli

 Using my body I was able to teach my brain, it takes exercise, discipline, a lot of work and time, but there’s something else… There is something that we might underestimate, that can be revolutionary, which is different for each person, patient, human being… This was my something!



How your movements can heal your brain | Joaquin Farias | TEDxNapoli

 Can certain neurological conditions make us forget how to move? In this talk Dr. Farias explains how is possible to awaken silent neural pathways in the brain, bringing lost movements, emotions and memories back to life.
Joaquin Farias is the director of the Neuroplastic Training Institute Toronto and researcher at the University of Toronto. Since 1996, He has been working on providing effective alternative and complementary care for patients affected by Dystonia and Parkinsons' Disease by pioneering new theories on neuroplasticity induced by movement therapy.

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