From the monthly archives:

March 2011

Pythagoras and Pliés – Combinations of Combinations

by DaveTriesBallet March 31, 2011

I’m in class, we’ve got through our pliés (with lots of delightful cracking of joints) and we move onto our first tendu combination. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a mathematician. So I count things. In fact, my main area of research is in combinatorics which can be broadly thought of as counting combinations of interesting […]

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Some Thoughts on Ballet Class

by DaveTriesBallet March 28, 2011

So this post came about rather unexpectedly, and stemmed from a video I posted on my Tumblr site (where I post random pictures, videos, quotes or thoughts that generally aren’t important enough to warrant a full blog post). I’ll talk about the video in a moment, but it got me thinking about some of the […]

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Review – A Black & White evening with the English National Ballet

by DaveTriesBallet March 20, 2011

This last week has been rather busy for me. Whereas most students spend Spring Break getting drunk somewhere nice and warm, I was instead spending mine travelling around the UK visiting universities, family and friends. This was due to my impending deadline of choosing between the University of Bath or Warwick University to pursue my […]

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Review – American Repertory Ballet, Douglas Martin’s Inaugural Season

by DaveTriesBallet March 12, 2011

On Saturday 5th March I attended a performance by American Repertory Ballet to celebrate Douglas Martin’s Inaugural Season – Douglas took over as ARB Company Director last year and the company has gone from strength to strength under his leadership. With a core of around 16 dancers it performs a variety of works from traditional […]

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Pythagoras and Pliés – Mathematical Beauty

by DaveTriesBallet March 5, 2011

For my first post in P&P, I’m going to talk about beauty in ballet. Now I know I promised that if I ever ran out of ideas I would just post pictures of gorgeous ballerinas, but I’m not talking about that kind of beauty. Instead, I’m talking about mathematical beauty. Yup. Beauty of a mathematical […]

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New Feature – Pythagoras and Pliés!

by DaveTriesBallet March 1, 2011

Okay, so I’ve decided to add a new “feature” to the blog – and it’s going to link two very distinct, and so far very separate, sides of my personality. In case you didn’t know, my ‘day job’ is studying mathematics – I’m just about to complete my postgraduate Masters in maths from Rutgers, and […]

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