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Video: Boston Bombing Survivor Dances Again

BOSTON — A video of Adrianne Haslet-Davis’ first performance since losing her leg in the Boston Marathon bombings was released Friday.

Haslet-Davis took the stage at the annual TED conference in Vancouver earlier this month as part of a talk led by the man who helped created her new bionic dancing limb, MIT engineer Hugh Herr.

Herr lost both of his legs in a climbing accident in 1982. Since then, he’s gone on to revolutionize prostheses at MIT, where leads the study of biomechatronics at the school’s Media Lab. He vowed to help Haslet-Davis dance again after meeting her at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital last year.

Haslet-Davis takes the stage about 17 minutes in, and with fluid, natural movements, she dances the rumba with partner Christian Lightner, complete with a dip:

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  • CircusMcGurkus

    Best TED talk ever! What a fantastic and courageous team demonstrating that to prove what is possible there can be no daylight between art and science.

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