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Dancers Saya Date and Shashank Duggal (center couple) perform in the improvised "Tango de Pista" category at the annual Mundial de Tango competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lucas Babic/NPR hide caption

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A black market, a currency crisis, and a tango competition in Argentina

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Virginia Johnson, 73, the outgoing artistic director of Dance Theatre of Harlem poses in one of the company's ballet studios at 466 West 152nd street in New York City, N.Y. on Thursday, June 22, 2023. She joined the company in 1969 as a founding member and prima ballerina, returning to it as the Artistic Director from 2009-2023. Nicky Qumaina-Woo for NPR hide caption

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Virginia Johnson on her time at Dance Theatre of Harlem: 'It was love'

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Aparna (from left), Ranee and Ashwini Ramaswamy. Aparna Ramaswamy hide caption

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How a mother and her daughters created an innovative Indian dance company

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Thomas Bangalter, half of the former Daft Punk duo, composed the score for the ballet Mythologies, choreographed by fellow Frenchman Angelin Preljocaj. Jean-Claude Carbonne/Biz 3 hide caption

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From Daft Punk to ballet: Thomas Bangalter makes full swing to classical

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A ballet dancer warms up before an open rehearsal at the Audi automobile factory in Gyor, Hungary, on Thursday. The Ballet Company of Gyor is rehearsing at the factory after being forced to shutter its rehearsal hall in response to soaring energy prices. Denes Erdos/AP hide caption

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Salma Hayek Pinault and Channing Tatum star in Magic Mike's Last Dance. Warner Bros. hide caption

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Iryna Zhalovska and other dancers with The United Ukrainian Ballet train at The Kennedy Center. The company is performing Giselle there this week. Keren Carrión/NPR hide caption

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60 dancers who fled the war now take the stage — as The United Ukrainian Ballet

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Ralph Fiennes and Anya Taylor-Joy in the film The Menu. Eric Zachanowich/Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Ukrainian ballet dancer Oleksandr Shapoval is killed on the battlefield

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Misty Copeland has been a principal ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre since 2015. She took a break from performing due to COVID-19 and the birth of her son in spring 2022, but she hopes to be back on stage in 2023. Drew Gurian/MasterClass hide caption

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'It chips away at you': Misty Copeland on the whiteness of ballet

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Oleksandr Shapoval volunteered to fight after the Russia invasion. The National Opera of Ukraine says he was killed on the battlefield. National Opera of Ukraine hide caption

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Ukrainian ballet dancer Oleksandr Shapoval is killed on the battlefield

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Julia Ruth poses in the Cyr wheel. Rob Riingen/Julia Ruth hide caption

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Short Wave Goes To The Circus

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Students at Amor de Dios Flamenco Center practice for their upcoming showcase. Olmo Calvo for NPR hide caption

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At Madrid's Amor de Dios flamenco center, dancers are finding their rhythm again

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