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Do-Si-Don't: China To Regulate Outdoor Square-Dancing

Older women in China are known to gather in public spaces and dance, but reports say the practice has gotten too loud and the neighbors are complaining.
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You May Think You Can't Dance But Nepalis Will Make You Try

Our Peace Corps correspondent discovers that Nepal is a country where everyone dances all the time. And you have no choice but to bust a move.
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A Rare Bird: After 120 Years, Audiences Still Flock To 'Swan Lake'

Despite being long, convoluted and sometimes sleep-inducing, Swan Lake is a reliable ticket-seller for dance companies. The version most often performed today premiered in Russia in 1895.
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Hula Heroine Helped Preserve The Hawaiian Islands' Traditional Dance

Aloha Dalire, a master of hula, in 1971 was the first winner of Hawaii's premier competition. She died in August, but her legacy continues through hula schools she helped open in Japan and the U.S.
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The French Go Crazy For 'An American In Paris'

The first-ever stage production of the 1951 Hollywood film starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, with a Gershwin score, is getting rave reviews during its premiere in the city that inspired it.
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In Seattle, Maurice Sendak's 'Wild' 'Nutcracker' Reaches Its Final Act

For more than 30 years, the Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker has used sets and costumes designed by the author of Where the Wild Things Are. This year, the ballet is retiring the production.
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How Hema Ramaswamy Found Healing Through Traditional Indian Dance

Down Syndrome and two major surgeries couldn't stop Hema Ramaswamy, who turned to classical Indian dance as a form of artistic and physical healing.
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How Can First Impressions Mislead Us?

Artist Hetain Patel toys with race, identity, language and accent — and challenges us to think beyond surface appearances.
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At 83, Dancer Carmen De Lavallade Looks Back At A Life Spent Onstage

De Lavallade's husband of 59 years, dancer Geoffrey Holder, died on Oct. 5. "He was my biggest fan and I was the same way with him," she says. De Lavallade's one-woman show is called As I Remember It.
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Poetry In Motion: Prima Ballerina Retires After 3-Decade Career

Wendy Whelan, 47, will give her final performance with the New York City Ballet on Saturday. NPR spent time with the dancer as she prepared for her goodbye.

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