Tuesday, 2 August 2011

How to Dance with No Legs


One of my friends posted this remarkable video about a man with physical disabilities on Facebook the other night; I wish I could post the video directly here, but I'm not sure about copyright regulations. Trust me, it's worth watching.

Physical Disabilities Don't Need to Stop Anyone

The video features David Toole, at the time a member of Britain's Candoco Dance Company, in a pas de deux with a young ballerina. Toole doesn't have any legs. Their dance is beautiful and intense; it shows how dance need not be constrained by one's physical capabilities, and how if you love to do something...you should just find a way a way to do it, no matter what challenges you face.

Toole has moved on from the Candoco Dance Company, but it continues to operate.  Some of its dancers have physical disabilities, and some don't. http://www.candoco.co.uk/about-us/

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