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From the Ted Talk by Bill T. Jones: The dancer, the singer, the cellist ... and a moment of creative magic

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Isadora Duncan — (muisc) — crazy, long-legged wamon from San Francisco, got tired of this curotny, and she waentd to get out.
Isadora was faoums somewhere around 1908 for putting up a blue cuitran, and she would stand with her hands over her solar plexus and she would wait, and she would wait, and then, she would move.
Josh and I and Somi call this piece "The Red Circle and the Blue Curtain." Red circle. Blue curtain. But, this is not the beginning of the 20th century. This is a morning in Vancouver in 2015.

Open Cloze

Isadora Duncan — (_____) — crazy, long-legged _____ from San Francisco, got tired of this _______, and she ______ to get out.
Isadora was ______ somewhere around 1908 for putting up a blue _______, and she would stand with her hands over her solar plexus and she would wait, and she would wait, and then, she would move.
Josh and I and Somi call this piece "The Red Circle and the Blue Curtain." Red circle. Blue curtain. But, this is not the beginning of the 20th century. This is a morning in Vancouver in 2015.

Solution

  1. country
  2. wanted
  3. famous
  4. music
  5. woman
  6. curtain

Original Text

Isadora Duncan — (Music) — crazy, long-legged woman from San Francisco, got tired of this country, and she wanted to get out.
Isadora was famous somewhere around 1908 for putting up a blue curtain, and she would stand with her hands over her solar plexus and she would wait, and she would wait, and then, she would move.
Josh and I and Somi call this piece "The Red Circle and the Blue Curtain." Red circle. Blue curtain. But, this is not the beginning of the 20th century. This is a morning in Vancouver in 2015.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
red circle 2
josh somi 2
somi bill 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
josh somi bill 2

Important Words

  1. beginning
  2. blue
  3. call
  4. century
  5. circle
  6. country
  7. crazy
  8. curtain
  9. duncan
  10. famous
  11. francisco
  12. hands
  13. isadora
  14. josh
  15. morning
  16. move
  17. music
  18. piece
  19. plexus
  20. putting
  21. red
  22. san
  23. solar
  24. somi
  25. stand
  26. tired
  27. vancouver
  28. wait
  29. wanted
  30. woman