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July 1st, 1916, marks the first day of the bloodiest World War I battle, known as the Battle of Somme. On this day, more than 57,000 British soldiers died. This number is greater than the total of British casualties in the Crimean, Boer, and Korean wars combined. A hundred years later, on July 1st, 2016,...
Black ballet shoes for black ballet dancers Ballet, Shoes, Dance, Diversity, Arts, Culture, Kettle Mag, Anais Ronchin
Christian Louboutin Reveals "Nude" Collection for All Skin Tones https://t.co/BKHxKoR5FZ #honoured — Eric Underwood (@EricUnderwood1) 2 April 2016 Eight months ago, the video of black ballet dancer Eric Underwood went viral on Instagram. He filmed himself putting makeup – something looking like bronzer or dark powder - on his pink ballet shoes, in order to...
The A4 Paper Challenge: Four reasons to shame these bodyshamers
Trigger warning: eating disorders. Can you see your waist if you hold up a piece of A4 paper vertically in front of it? If the answer is positive, you have failed the now famous 'fitness' challenge created in China. Pictures of women holding this piece of paper went viral on the web, especially on Instagram...
Review: Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario Review: Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario
Today, 200 million migrants travel the world: every country is affected by waves of migrants leaving or arriving. In her book Enrique’s Journey, Sonia Nazario focuses on the so-called Northern Triangle’s - comprised of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras – immigration to the United States of America. Review: Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario Recent statistics...
A day in the life of a student ballerina
Hello, Nadia. Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself and your passion for ballet dancing?  My name is Nadia Tereszkiewicz and I am French. I started dancing when I was four years old, and it seemed obvious to me that it would become more than just a hobby. I danced during all...
Pitch far from Perfect: The reality behind dancing movies Pitch Perfect, Glee, Arts, Dance, Drama, Movie, Film, Reality, Musicals, Culture, Kettle Mag, Anaïs Ronchin
From Dirty Dancing to Grease, High School Musical or Pitch Perfect more recently, films about dance and singing have always been warmly welcomed by the public and particularly by teenagers. The success of the famous TV show Glee illustrates this trend. Statistics suggest that the story of a high school teacher trying to push the...
Getting to know you: University of Warwick theatre students
Welcome to 'Getting to Know You.' This will be a regular feature at Kettle Mag where we will be interviewing students with degrees in the arts to find out why they chose that subject and what their plans are for the future. First we have our writer, Anaïs Ronchin, as she interviews theatre students Costanza Peyrera and Georgina Harrison...