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Q&A with Ananda Shankar Jayant: The power of myth and metaphor


Before her TEDTalk posted today, the TED Blog caught up with classical Indian dancer Ananda Shankar Jayant. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, she continued dancing and gave an amazing performance at the TEDIndia conference in November 2009. Now in remission and still enjoying life to its fullest, she gives an update on []

Fighting cancer with a dance: Ananda Shankar Jayant on TED.com


Renowned classical Indian dancer Ananda Shankar Jayant was diagnosed with cancer in 2009. She tells her personal story of not only facing the disease but dancing through it, and gives a performance revealing the metaphor of strength that helped her do it. (Recorded at TEDIndia, November 2009 in Mysore, India. Duration: 16:07) Watch Ananda Shankar []

The Buzz: "Hats off" to Ananda Shankar Jayant, cancer conqueror


Photo: Ananda Shankar at TEDIndia, Session 7, “Power of Stories,” November 6, 2009, in Mysore, India. Credit: TED / James Duncan Davidson Dancer and choreographer Ananda Shankar Jayant brought the audience to its feet at the conclusion of Session 7 with a moving story of her battle against cancer — and the way she reclaimed []