Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity. We'll hear their inspiring stories firsthand, whether fighting back from a career-ending injury or transforming their lives and bodies through diet and exercise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
The Future Of Us is a powerful original series from television personality, futurist, filmmaker and techno-philosopher, Jason Silva. In this series, Silva shares his excitement around recent discoveries and inventions.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Hi, I am Theresa D'Alessandro, the Director of the School of the Theatrical Dance and today we are showing with you the basics of contemporary dance. This lesson is torso contraction. Here Joanie is standing in a parallel second position having gravity work on her spine as well as stabilizing the leg. She is going to tuck under the pelvis, contracting up through the entire abdominal muscle group up through the neck, and then down releasing through the spine, lengthening, lengthening, lengthening and contract the abdominals, belly button is just fine, rolling through the vertebrae and lengthening out to a flat back. In this position dancer is seated on the floor and first position soles the feet together lengthening the spine in a vertical line and then begin tucking the hips under and pulling the ribs in and allowing the chin to drop to the chest and then releasing from the pelvis, rippling up through the vertebrae to a vertical spine and then repeat, tuck, tuck, tuck, rolling the pelvis back and lengthening up, up, up to a nice strong stable back. In this position the dancer is on hands and knees, again trying to keep the spine nice and long, this time at a horizontal plain and she tucks and contracts upwards through the spine up through the neck arching as high up she possibly can and then lengthening out, out, out across from wall to wall and repeat, tuck contract, contract, contract almost as if you can lift yourself off the floor and release back out to lengthened spine and I recommend that you do at least eight of these to start warming up your spine. Coming up in our segment, we are going to show you spirals and breath when contemporary dancing.