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The physics of ballet

From Discover Magazine: http://discovermagazine.com/2008/the-body/11-the-physicist-who-figured-out-ballet

This is a great article about a physicist’s love and study of ballet. It provides a look at the physics of the human body, and how using physics to analyze art does not deconstruct the art, and how using art to explain and exemplify physics principles doesn’t diminish the science. The article itself is also a great piece of writing, with the writer beautifully conveying the love and excitement physicist Ken Laws has for both Ballet and Physics, and how he has been able to combine both his loves.

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Physics, Art, Dancing and Ken Laws – Principle of Physics

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Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.

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