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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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Tony Award Winner Geoffrey Holder Dies At 84

A legend of the dance world has died. The multi-talented Geoffrey Holder was also an actor and a visual artist. He died Sunday of complications from pneumonia. He was 84.
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Shots Fired Outside Ethiopian Embassy, One Person Arrested [VIDEO]

The Secret Service has arrested a man after reports that shots were fired outside the Ethiopian Embassy in Northwest D.C.
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Misty Copeland On Broadening 'Beauty' And Being Black In Ballet

In her new children's book, Firebird, Copeland seeks to inspire other young African-American dancers. "It's hard to be the one that stands out," she says.
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Performer Rita Moreno's Famed Career Was 'Meant To Be'

Rita Moreno is the only Latina to have won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards. In this encore conversation, host Michel Martin speaks to her about the highlights and challenges of her long career.
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The Human Heart And Its Rhythmic Magnificence

Rhythm comes in different forms from music and poetry to those inside our bodies. There's art based on the most primal rhythm of all: the beating of the human heart.
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Step Afrika! Green Is The New Black

Step Afrika! brings the power and excitement of its unique brand of stepping to Washington, DC audiences several times each year.

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How A D.C. Dancer Helped People Heal Through Movement

Sharon Chaiklin stumbled across the burgeoning field of dance therapy in the early 1960s, and became a pioneer in using movement to help people cope with trauma.

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Arts Advocacy in the District

As the District hashes out next year's budget and looks toward electing a new mayor, advocates for the arts are weighing in.

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Come Dance With Me

One song, danced two totally different ways. First, two dancers who sculpt the giddiness, the beats, onto their rhyming bodies. Then a second version, this time, a crazy story. Vive la difference!

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