ChoreoPlan 2017 provides a laboratory
setting for emerging classical choreographers
to develop their craft in an atmosphere
where process trumps product.
Interested classical choreographers are invited
to submit an electronic proposal for the creation
of new work, including a 10-15 minute excerpt*
of recent work, resume and musical options by
August 1, 2016.
Email to: ChoreoPlan@cpyb.org
717.245.1190 | CPYB.org/choreoplan
Selected choreographers will be notifed on or about
September 6. Participants receive honorarium,
accommodations, transportation and per diem.
*A link to view a private or public You Tube or Vimeo fle
will be accepted.
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet announces ChoreoPlan 2017
Why Anorexia Is
So Hard to Beat
Experts estimate that as many as half of all anorexia patients who
recover end up relapsing. Many have assumed this was because
the patients weren’t emotionally ready for recovery. But new
research published in Nature Neuroscience found that it might
have more to do with the hardwiring of the brain: The decision to
eat low-calorie foods becomes habitual on a neurological level.
fMRI scans showed that when choosing what to eat, anorexic
patients showed more activity in the part of the brain associated
with habitual behaviors than healthy subjects, who were able
to make more nuanced food choices. For example, anorexic
patients automatically scan menus for the lowest-calorie option
without even thinking about it. Researchers believe that changing
something in patients’ eating routines, such as the silverware or
where they eat, might help them try new foods more easily.
Strengthen Your Grip
As more dancers transfer their skills to aerial acts like silks or
trapeze, they’re quickly realizing how much hand and forearm
strength it takes. Work these muscles that floor-bound dance
classes rarely use by cross-training with the FlexBar from Thera-Band (yes, the same company that makes the long bands you
strengthen your feet with). Bending and twisting the rubber bar
prepares your arms for the extreme grip it takes to keep you up in
the air. See optp.com/Thera-Band-FlexBar.