TED dancing and juggling

There is nothing I admire more than a good dance performance, except maybe some good juggling.  I was pleased to find a little of both last night.

TED Talks are perfect for parents with younger kids. Most of them are short, ranging anywhere from 3 to 20 minutes. Many can be shared with the little ones. I always feel like I am learning something. Better yet, TED talks give me hope for this world. It’s wonderful to see so many bright, intelligent people presenting innovative and revolutionary ideas.

So here is a couple on dance. Some parents find they have more time during the week, others carve out some time for themselves on the weekend. In any case, I hope you find some time to watch these!

The way Kenichi Ebina moves his body is amazing. He incorporates hip hop with contemporary dance and martial arts. He moves his body in ways I didn’t know were possible. Warning: If you watch this with your kid, be prepared to answer a lot of questions. What is that? What is he doing? Why is that light in his ear?

The LXD (Legion of Extraordinary Dancers) is downright exciting and fun, despite the lack of a real female presence. But it has Lil’ C!

Now on to the juggling: the Raspyni Brothers have quite the act. I can’t figure out if their jesting banter is for real or not, but it sure does a lot to build suspense and it demonstrates the daring in their performance.

That last one was for the juggler in our family, who uses his talent to juggle foil-wrapped hot potatoes right out of the fire pit. I hope he sticks with potatoes and stays away from sharp knives!
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