Last night in Beijing, dancers with the London-based Candoco Dance Company performed in the closing ceremonies of the Beijing Paralympics. Among the dancers was Cornelia Kip Lee, dancing in a wheelchair.
Cornelia had polio as a child, and for as long as she can remember, she has been limited in the use of her left leg. She loved ballet as a girl, but was forced to stop when her teacher found out she was unable to dance en pointe. Decades later, she first tried dancing in a wheelchair. As she tells Dick Gordon, she found the experience freeing, even electrifying.
- Learn about Cornelia's new dance company, Candoco
The Beauty Of A Barn
Frank Harmon grew up visiting his uncle Emmet's farm in east Tennessee. The barn was a great place to play, but after he studied architecture in England, he saw the barn differently: as a model of efficient, environmentally-enlightened design.