Students across the country are celebrating graduation in a variety ways – but none quite like a troupe of dancers at Washington & Lee here in Virginia. They’ll be dancing on air – literally, with a performance 40 feet above the ground.
They dangle from ropes far above the theater floor, swinging and spinning, turning flips or hanging upside down, tapping their toes on the wall and flapping their arms as if to fly. Aerial dancing is an art form pioneered in the 70s and taught at just one university in the nation.
Recently, one of the nation’s best-known religious leaders announced that his 27-year-old son had committed suicide.
Rick Warren , pastor of a mega-church in Southern California and author of the best-selling Purpose Driven Life said Matthew Warren had suffered from depression. Here in Virginia, the son of another church superstar says he can relate.