Ballet Diplomacy: Americans Dance in Cuba for First Time in Half a Century

Call it ballet diplomacy. Last night, 35 American dancers performed pirouettes and leaped across a stage in a theater in Cuba named for Karl Marx, bridging a political divide that hadn't been crossed in half a century. Members from the American Ballet Theatre company are performing at the International Ballet Festival of Havana. The last time they performed there was at the inauguration of the festival in 1960. The American ballet dancers, two of them Cuban-Americans, have been treated like...Full Story
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