Ballet Is Giving Boys In Kenya’s Slums A Chance to Get Out

Thirteen-year-old Shamick Otieno left behind a one-room house in Africa’s largest slum to start taking an intense 10 ballet classes per week at the Dance Center Kenya in Nairobi. Otieno is from Kibera, a sprawling and densely populated slum in Nairobi and the largest in Africa. Four years ago, he was taking dance classes with… Continue reading Ballet Is Giving Boys In Kenya’s Slums A Chance to Get Out

The Pain and Euphoria of Ballet

Five principal ballerinas of the Czech National Theatre open up to London and Prague-based director Tereza Bila’s Life On Point, an unflinching portrait of bodies pushed to the limit. Bila reveals the discipline and emotion involved not only when dancers step onto the stage, but in the hours and years that precede the moment of… Continue reading The Pain and Euphoria of Ballet

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