Nicole Reynoso

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The Odd Couple

<i>Originally published in The Sunday Times on August 15, 2004.</i><p>He knew nothing about me. I had had a major intellectual crush on him since I discovered his writings while at Girton. I had devoured his book <i>The Pendulum Years</i> and would meticulously cut out his columns, underline them and save them in a …

Why Are We Getting Angrier?

Have you seen it happening around you recently?<p>You misjudge a right turn into traffic and force the person behind you to slow down. In the rear view mirror you see him screaming and aggressively showing you his favorite finger. It was your fault, but did it need to cause the person to melt down?<p>You …

Lips

51 Things Only Ballet Dancers Understand

Ten years and 20 pounds ago, I called myself a ballet dancer. Weeknights and weekends were dedicated to frappés instead of friends, and summers were …

'Ballet 422' Is A Dance Documentary Long On Art, Not Drama

Tucked into the dance documentary <i>Ballet 422</i>, there's a nice cutaway you might miss if you blinked: An ordinary-looking young man wearing a backpack waits quietly for his late-night train on a New York platform. Another weary student or barista on his way home in the city, perhaps.<p>Except that Justin …

New York City

Art and Dance in the Drone Age

Changing Planet<p><i>This post is the latest in the</i> <i>Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series</i><i>, which profiles interesting information, research and thoughts on using drones, UAVs and remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that</i> <i>Kike</i> <i>learns about during his travels.</i> <i>This post</i> …

Drones

A dancer’s demons

On January 24th this year Sergei Polunin “woke up fine” and went to work. He was to spend most of the day at the Royal Opera House, rehearsing the …

Dancing

Finally, a Pop-Cultural Portrayal of Ballet as Art, Not Sport

<i>ABC Family's</i> Bunheads<i>, unlike so many similar TV shows and films, has more to say about dancing than just that it's hard.</i><p>ABC Family<p>Ever since Natalie Portman's turn as a psychotic ballet dancer in the 2010 thriller <i>Black Swan</i>, ballet has had a mini resurgence on film and in TV. It re-entered pop …

'A Dancer Dies Twice': The Unique, Sad Challenge of Retiring From Ballet

Acclaimed ballerina Wendy Whelan is just one of many professional dancers who find themselves struggling to transition into new careers as they hit middle age.<p>On a January morning in 2012, Wendy Whelan stepped out of a cab at the New York City Ballet dance studio at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. The …

2,000 School Kids Break World Hip Hop Dance Record, Show 'No Dream Is Too Big'

For most people, the thought of 2,000 elementary school kids yelling and jumping in unison is enough to trigger nightmares. For Alabama's Patti Rutland Jazz Arts in Education Outreach Program, it's the sound of a world record being broken.<p>On Wednesday, the nonprofit orchestrated the world's largest …

this subway dance duet is magical

showtime never looked so good<p>If you're not already familiar with the concept of "showtime," here's a rundown: On Friday and Saturday nights, teens and dance groups take over subway cars and put on a show. They swing from the poles, flip around, all the while contorting their bodies in a moving …

I Can Hear Dancing

A suite of interdisciplinary works put together by Australian musicians and choreographers, I Can Hear Dancing explores and pushes the boundaries of contemporary dance.<p>The first work, by choreographers Antony and Julian Hamilton, carries the audience through themes of closeness, intimacy, …

Dancing

Deaf Lebanese choreographer combines dance with sign language

A deaf Lebanese dancer, Pierre Geagea, has choreographed a unique dance fusing sign language and contemporary dance and called it 'Mother Tongue'.<p>In …

Dance

I’m 29 and gave up everything to study ballet alongside high school students

This is my story<p>I walk into the ballet studio at 3pm on a sunny Tuesday afternoon in San Francisco’s Castro District. I’m 29 and have been dancing …

What It's Really Like to Be a Ballerina

I can make money later in life, but my body won't last forever.<p><i>Many little girls dream of becoming a ballerina, but the life of a dancer is more mentally and physically difficult than the graceful dances let on. Elice McKinley, a dancer at the Carolina Ballet in Raleigh, North Carolina, started</i> …

Everyone Knew The Groom Was a Professional Ballet Dancer. So Why Didn't They Expect a Surprise Like THIS?!

Nothing says true love like busting a move. Professional ballet dancer, Kirk Henning surprised his bride with an impressive display of his trade …

The fervent passion of dance

Passion in dance delivers an emotional truth that strikes at the core of audiences, and with this production, the Alvin Ailey American Dance …

Dancing

6 Things Being A Dancer Has Taught Me About Life

Ever since I was seven years old, the dance studio has been my second home. Through all of the recitals, costumes, hairspray, injuries and friends …

Ballet Shoes and Ballerinas as Technology: A History En Pointe

Pointe shoes made the ballerinas of the New York City Ballet into technological artifacts, modern and indistinguishable "like IBM machines"<p><i>Pointe shoes made the ballerinas of the New York City Ballet into technological artifacts, modern and indistinguishable "like IBM machines"</i><p>Ballet pointe shoes …

Misty Copeland Promoted to Principal Ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre

She's the first African-American woman to hold the spot in history.<p>Misty Copeland has already broken major barriers in the world of ballet. The 32-year-old dancer has proven to girls everywhere that you don't have to look a certain way to make it in ballet. And she's continuing to be the face of …

Misty Copeland: "I want to bring awareness to the lack of diversity in ballet"

An unlikely ballerina: Misty Copeland. <i>Photo: trunkarchive.com/Snapper Media</i><p>Misty Copeland can pinpoint the precise moment she realised her ballet …

Dancing

Male Ballet Dancers Beautifully Interpret Birds Falling from the Sky

When you take a group of dancers away from rehearsal and ask them to represent birds falling through the sky, their bodies can take on the most beautiful poses. This is exactly what happened when photographer Matthew Brookes worked with twenty male ballerinas from the Paris Opera Ballet. “A …

Where Are The Women In Ballet?

Support the news<p>When the Boston Ballet Company was founded 52 years ago, ballet was a matriarchy, and George Balanchine’s familiar quote “ballet is …

Dancing

Fine Art Photography Awards Winners

Previously this week, we discovered the winners of National Geographic Traveller Photos Contest. Now it’s the turn of the <i>Fine Art Photography Awards</i> …

Photography

33 Documentaries That Are Way More Interesting Than Mainstream Films

If you believe that truth is often stranger than fiction, and if you love true stories, or even alternate media for that matter, it's very likely …

Let’s ditch the dangerous idea that life is a story – Galen Strawson

‘Each of us constructs and lives a “narrative”,’ wrote the British neurologist Oliver Sacks, ‘this narrative <i>is</i> us’. Likewise the American cognitive …

Literature

Why Travel Is the Greatest Love Story Ever Told!

By College Tourist; Author: Kristy Gustafson, University of Colorado at Boulder<p><b>Answer your own call to adventure and find your hero within!</b><p>In English class, they teach you about a pattern of narrative called The Hero's Journey. While no two journeys ever look the same, they all seem to start out …

90s Disney movies supercut: An ultimate nostalgia fix

Nothing says Throwback Thursday like ’90s Disney movies. Happily, YouTube user indrancole3 put together a montage of the studio’s classic animated …

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