Susan Davis Cushing

98 Flips | 18 Magazines | 141 Likes | 31 Following | 24 Followers | @sdcushing | Definitely a Mute Swan. Few words. Lots Of Dancing.Visual thinker/learner loving social media as a tool for change. Dance obsessed. Always looking for ways to help the environment. I try to share inspiring projects I find with the communities that have helped me so much in my life and career, as I am now challenged by autoimmune disorders.The internet is my window to communicate and learn from the world. Join Me!

The mural that disappears with the tide

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the Bay of Fundy, where the highest tides on Earth touch Canada's shores, a stunning new mural is naturally unveiled twice a day.<p>It's the latest work of surfing artist Sean Yoro, who has a penchant for precarious surfaces, having previously painted on floating icebergs, remote waterside …

Syrian Dancer Flying, Looking for Freedom (Landing in Amsterdam)

AMSTERDAM — Last summer in Syria, Ahmad Joudeh visited the demolished ruins of his family home in the Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus to dance in the place where his relatives had been killed.<p>Behind him, separated only by a black curtain, was a group of rebel snipers who occasionally fired off a …

Dance drama 'Polina' transcends its flat story through the magic of movement

"Polina," a dance movie based on a graphic novel, reaches a gorgeous crescendo in its final sequence: The title character (screen newcomer Anastasia Shevtsova), having taken a few detours from her presumed career path in classical ballet, steps into the spotlight as a choreographer. The work she …

How Can Ecological Artists Move Beyond Aesthetic Gestures?

New evidence of a Southern Pacific Garbage patch has been found. Longtime combatant of oceanic plastic Captain Charles Moore has published new …

A Man on an Eco-Mission in Mixed Media

Earlier this year at the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival, the artist Justin Brice Guariglia fell into conversation with a stranger.<p>“I got stuck on a gondola ride with a climate change denier,” Mr. Guariglia said recently. The stranger clearly had no idea who he was dealing with.<p>Not only had Mr. …

Traditional Indian Dance, With Room for New Blood

The classical dances of India, so laden with centuries-old traditions, keep revealing how the sociology of that intensely populous nation has been changing. I attended seven performances of the Drive East season of Indian dance and music last week at Dixon Place; each brought revelations. And I was …

Of 245 dancers, 6 boys: New initiatives hope to bring young men to dance

When Victor Alexander was preparing for the next phase of his career, gradually reducing his stage time as a performer in Hedwig Dances and dabbling with choreography, he never imagined he would be running a dance school a few years later.<p>But since Alexander’s appointment as director of the Ruth …

Dancers and Photographers Come Together for Incredible Spontaneous Photo Shoots

What happens when you gather world class dancers, photographers, and social media influencers in dramatic settings across the United States? #CamerasandDancers. For the past few years, Jacob Jonas The Company has been hosting monthly Instameets with social influencers, allowing dancers and …

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Tony-Winning Choreographer Twyla Tharp Launches The Joyce’s 2017–2018 Season

Twyla Tharp Dance is featured in a world-premiere program set to Bob Dylan music.<p>The Joyce has announced that Twyla Tharp Dance will kick off its …

Love Songs

'Sour Heart' Offers A Fierce, Fresh Take On The 'Hell' Of Coming To America

The most famous line from <i>Girls</i>, Lena Dunham's show that ran for six seasons, occurred in episode one of the first season. That's the moment when Dunham, in character as aspiring writer Hannah Horvath, makes this declaration to her parents: "I think that I may be the voice of my generation. Or at …

With All Eyes on the South, the Most Important Art Show in America Is Underway in Pittsburgh

As monuments to Confederate generals come crashing down in the South, and white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and those who champion their values keep a terrifying grip on the media, there are some sculptures (as well as paintings and photographs) up in Pittsburgh that deserve our attention. “20/20: The …

Fall Dance Preview - The New Yorker

Countertechnique Wants to Change How You Think About Dancing

American dancer Kira Blazek Ziaii was hooked after her first experience with Countertechnique—so hooked that when touring to Europe with Hubbard …

Dance

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Coping With Photo Overload on Social Media

Yes, you are oversharing photos. Here’s how to show your favorite moments to friends and family without alienating everyone.<p>A week after her father died, Dianne Adelberg arranged to meet an old pal for yoga. She was wiped out emotionally and looking forward to a restorative class and then catching …

Social Media

Plan a Microbiome Makeover

Your gut is a hot topic in nutrition right now. Experts say a healthy microbiome (the makeup of bacteria in our bodies) is associated with everything …

Nutrition

When Art Dances: Inside the Rauschenberg Exhibit at MoMA

It's well known that Robert Rauschenberg, one of the most famous American artists of the 20th century, made costumes and sets for Merce Cunningham, …

Are Dancers' Brains Wired Differently?

Dancers are masters of multi-tasking. Performing a series of steps on stage while portraying a character and making a split-second change from a …

38 Years on Books: The Essential Michiko Kakutani Reader

For nearly four decades, Michiko Kakutani, who has decided to step down as chief book critic of The New York Times, has anointed new talent, charted the peaks and valleys of literary careers and memorialized writers when they’re gone. She has stayed up all night reading embargoed memoirs by …

Literature

Photography and Photos of the Day

Follow Nat Geo Photography<p>Community<p>Join Your Shot, our photography community. Submit to assignments and get feedback from our photo editors.<p>From the Archives<p>Look through a curated collection of historical photos from our archives on National Geographic's Found Tumblr.<p>Picture Stories<p>Check out the …

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What Did Thoreau Really Eat? You Might Be Surprised

There's no shortage of myths about Henry David Thoreau, even in this American literary superhero's hometown of Concord, Mass. In fact, my informal poll of locals reveals that it's the rare person who knows what the 19th-century naturalist grew at Walden Pond, let alone how he survived.<p>Apparently, …

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Why Knitting Is The New Yoga

This post first appeared on Glitter Guide.Our features editor describes how she's found relaxation through knitting…The post Why Knitting Is The New …

Leonardo DiCaprio's Climate Change Documentary "Before the Flood" Is Surprisingly Moving

When New York–based filmmaker Fisher Stevens came down with mercury poisoning in 2006 he was baffled. “My doctor said I had incredibly high counts of mercury, and it was all from the pollution in fish,” the 36-year-old filmmaker says of the incident that prompted him to produce his award-winning …

Top 10 dance books you need to read | Beautiful Ballet Dance Magazine - Interviews, Podcasts, Reviews

<i>Here’s a list of some favourite books from our wonderful dance historian Caroline Hamilton :</i><p>This week I thought I would share my favourite books …

Hundreds of Colorful Painted Trees Protest Illegal Logging in Romania

Mihai Topescu and a team of volunteers are covering the Dumbrava Forest in all the colors of the rainbow.<p>Hundreds of trees in the Dumbrava Forest of Gorj County, a mountainous region in Southwest Romania, have been painted all the colors of the rainbow to protest the illegal logging activity that's …

Should Dancers Get Political Online?

Lurking on dancers' social media pages, among the video clips of superhuman pirouettes and the photos that immortalize them above the stage in grand …

Dance

These Remote Airbnbs Will Make You Want to Escape the City

In a new report, Airbnb has highlighted the impact the home sharing platform has had in rural communities where you might not otherwise find a place …