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Black ballet: classical dance stirs up Soweto

Tue June 21 2016, 6:33 am



Ballet was for decades confined to South Africa’s white minority but is beginning to find its feet in the country’s black townships, thanks to a project to train township dance teachers in classical dance. Lessons take place in the heart of Soweto, a hop and a skip from the Hector Pieterson Museum dedicated to a key moment in the fight against apartheid, the uprising led by high school students in 1976.

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