Reflections | Ellen Ashley | TEDxSaintAndrewsSchool When dance and science meet: 2 days ago   05:34

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In our world today, many people feel the need to change to fit society's mold of who they should be, instead of focusing on their true beauty and potential. However, if we let the opinions of others overtake our conscience and fill our heads with doubt and negative thoughts, we can lose sight of who we truly are. This dance entitled "Reflections" was choreographed in order to show everyone that no one needs to give in to the voices of society and change their true selves to satisfy others because, at the end of the day, we are all beautiful and special just the way we are. Ellie Ashley is a freshman at Saint Andrew’s School and recently choreographed an original piece for Novemberfest, the fall dance show. She has been dancing since she was in elementary school and has danced in numerous performances with the Saint Andrew's Dance Company. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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When dance and science meet: Reflections | Ellen Ashley | TEDxSaintAndrewsSchool 2 days ago   16:15

Karine Rathle is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and dance scientist with experience in ballet, contemporary dance, contact improvisation, Pilates, Somatics, Argentinean tango and folkloric dance. She has extensive experience working as a teacher and rehearsal director with dancers in Canada, Argentina and the UK. After the completion of an MSc Dance Science at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, she also works as a researcher applying science to help enhance dancers' performance health and well-being. Karine's creative work is fueled by an interest in developping a multidisciplinary, personal and authentic language. Extending beyond the perceived limits of the physical, Karine's voyage of discovery aspires to integrate the movement, the image and the theatrical aspect in both her creation, and her performance of dance.

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