Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year.
When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.
But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)
At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.
Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and coward took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”
Amen to that, Hugh.
There have been tons of wonderful contributions to the “Worlds Within Worlds” collab - now let’s start contributing VOs & editing the visuals together so we can make a Short Film together.
VOICE OVER ARTISTS: Perform readings of THIS POEM by Metaphorest.
CURATORS: Create individual Albums of resources that you think go well with each of the shots in THIS SHOT LIST.
VIDEO EDITORS: Cut together your favorite visuals from the collab into a Short Film.
EVERYONE ELSE: Take a look at THIS POEM & see if you can remix it into a shorter piece.
Misty Mountains (Violin Instrumental)
Composer: Howard Shore
Arrangement: Taylor Davis
Film: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
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so this is the best version of this song that I have come across … cobbled together from two separate recordings … but will have to do until it is officially released.
I wish I knew how to convince Disney to actually release this version (unabridged) … the orchestration really makes Idina Menzel’s voice shine
We have this in our Disney Dreams of Winter! show, and the moment she starts to say “Let It Go” we have these amazing fireworks and that’s always the point I start to cry because it’s too perfect XD
One man’s loss is another man’s gain.
theatre = art form
theater = location
if it has musical numbers = musical
if it does not = play
when in doubt, just call it a show
DINNER IS COMING. (Part 2)
a very real world reaction to the superhero concept