When a man posted on Twitter that he was about to go outside in nothing but a red leotard, white tights, and a pair of slippers while carrying a yellow children’s potty, he could never have imagined what would happen next.
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Ballet has long been considered an elitist art, especially in a country like the Philippines where a lot people live in poverty. But a group in the capital Manila are now promoting the art by giving children from disadvantaged backgrounds a chance to become professional ballet dancers. Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila.