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Pythagoras and Pliés

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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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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