Dagmar Turner played the violin as doctors removed a tumor from her right frontal lobe to help preserve her music skills.
Dagmar Turner, whose performance was caught on video, said the thought of losing her ability to play was "heart-breaking.”
Tyler Butler-Figueroa fought back against cancer and his bullies in a stunning performance of "Stronger."
She lost her right arm in a car wreck and skillfully used a prosthetic for an impressive solo.
I've heard from a lot of friends and colleagues lately who aren't where they want to be in life. I'm glad I'm their friend and that I have chance to help give them strength and perspective to remind them of who they are.
Twice in my life I had devoted time to performing and recording these works; I felt the itch to do it one more time. This, I knew, might be the last time, and I wanted it to be special. I also thought it might be an opportunity to write about this music. In order to do it well, I wanted to do some research.
I asked Jevgeni Davidov, an award winning and critically acclaimed dancer, to share his experience of dancing, competing, teaching and touching people's lives with the art of dance.