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Health

My journey to dance again: CNN report on Adrianne Haslet-DavisMy journey to dance again: CNN report on Adrianne Haslet-Davis

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Adrianne Haslet-Davis performs the rumba at the end of Hugh Herr’s talk, “The new bionics that let us run, climb, dance.” Normally, this would not be a big deal for a professional ballroom dance teacher. But Haslet-Davis lost her left foot in the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013. This rumba was her first public […]

Live from TED2014

You’ve given me my body back: A Q&A with Hugh HerrYou’ve given me my body back: A Q&A with Hugh Herr

Posted By Morton Bast

Bionics designer Hugh Herr spoke today on the TED stage about a future in which disability is a mere memory – a future he believes is both imminent and imperative. With pant legs cropped to reveal his own two bionic legs (“I made sure to shave today,” he joked), he explained the fascinating details of […]

Live from TED2014

A first dance, on a next-generation bionic limb: Hugh Herr and Adrianne Haslet-Davis at TED2014A first dance, on a next-generation bionic limb: Hugh Herr and Adrianne Haslet-Davis at TED2014

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Hugh Herr, director of the Biomechatronics Group at The MIT Media Lab, strolls onto the TED2014 stage in a pair of long, black shorts. Normally, what he’s wearing wouldn’t be of note—except that he’s chosen his ensemble today to show us something. Below the hem of his shorts, we see that he has two prosthetic legs. […]

Entertainment

Electric, eclectic dance: Rich + Tone Talauega at TED2013Electric, eclectic dance: Rich + Tone Talauega at TED2013

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Brothers Rich + Tone Talauega are choreographers whose energy is so powerful one performance makes the whole room seem to vibrate. This morning at TED, with the help of music producer Keith Harris, they unleash an eclectic menagerie of dance forms that meld martial arts, hip-hop and classical dance. The intensity is palpable across the […]

Culture

TED’s New York office rises and dances for V-DayTED’s New York office rises and dances for V-Day

Posted By Morton Bast

The TED staff got up to dance this afternoon to celebrate V-Day. This global movement, founded by TED speaker Eve Ensler, turns 15 today and is celebrating with the One Billion Rising campaign — inviting us to stop, dance and rise against violence. One Billion Rising is dedicated to the 1 in 3 of the […]

Art

Tips for thinking like a dancer, from acclaimed choreographer Wayne McGregorTips for thinking like a dancer, from acclaimed choreographer Wayne McGregor

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

What made Wayne McGregor want to become a choreographer? Onstage at TEDGlobal 2012, he revealed his two childhood inspirations—John Travolta’s moves in Saturday Night Fever and a forward-thinking dance teacher who encouraged him to invent his own dances. “I’m obsessed with technology of the body,” says McGregor, founder of the company Random Dance who is […]

Art

Modern dance choreographed in real time: Wayne McGregor at TEDGlobal 2012Modern dance choreographed in real time: Wayne McGregor at TEDGlobal 2012

Posted By Helen Walters

Wayne McGregor bounds onto stage wearing a tracksuit. “I’m passionate about creativity,” says the choreographer excitedly. “And it’s something you can teach. You can find out something about your own cognitive habits and use that as a point of departure to misbehave beautifully.” McGregor, who runs his own company, Random Dance, is here to choreograph and […]

Art

What’s it like to dance onstage at TED? Galen Hooks from The LXDWhat’s it like to dance onstage at TED? Galen Hooks from The LXD

Posted By Emily McManus

MoveTVnetwork asked dancer and choreographer Galen Hooks, shown above in rehearsal with The LXD, about her favorite performing moment. In this wonderful 4-minute interview, she talks about what it was like to dance onstage at TED2010 — and to receive the longest standing ovation in TED history: Watch the full video of The LXD at […]