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Ballerinas of the New York City Ballet perform Serenade by George Balanchine at the Mariinsky theatre in St.Petersburg, July 30, 2003. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Shall We Dance: Balanchine Sets Tchaikovsky In Motion

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The Bolshoi Theatre's new staging of Anna Karenina features Olga Smirnova as Anna and Andrei Merkuriev as Karenin. Elena Fetisova/Bolshoi Theatre hide caption

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An 'Anna Karenina' For Our Times At Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre

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Glenn Allen Sims and Linda Celeste Sims perform the duet "Fix Me, Jesus" in Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Revelations. The pair have been married for almost 20 years. Nan Melville /Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater hide caption

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On Stage, In Marriage, These 2 Alvin Ailey Dancers Learned The Steps Together

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Dancers perform in Tabasco: A Burlesque Opera, a fiery show that makes its revival this week after being locked up for more than a century. Tom Grosscup/New Orleans Opera hide caption

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'Tabasco' Opera Makes Fiery Return In New Orleans

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Peter Martins attends the premiere of the AOL On original series "city.ballet." on Nov. 4, 2013 in New York. Charles Sykes/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP hide caption

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Illustrator Maira Kalman Moving To The Stage With Choreographer John Heginbotham

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Father Herring performs with dancers during Sitka's Nutcracker ballet in Alaska. BJordan hide caption

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'The Nutcracker' With An Alaskan Twist

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Italian descendants perform the Tarantella, a dance that originates from a spider bite, in Curitiba, Brazil. Orlando Kissner/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Folk Music Festival That Started With A Spider Bite

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In the musical KPOP, Ashley Park plays the Korean pop star Mwe, one of the show's emotional centers. Ben Arons/Courtesy of KPOP hide caption

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A New Musical — And Its Audience — Grapple With Asian Identity, Through K-Pop

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New York City Ballet Director of Costumes Marc Happel and Draper Kellie Sheehan conduct a costume fitting with soloist Indiana Woodward for Justin Peck's Pulcinella Variations, with costumes designed by Tsumori Chisato. Erin Baiano/Courtesy of New York City Ballet hide caption

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Above The Ballet, Where The Tutus Are Made

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Dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet perform "Emeralds," the first movement of George Balanchine's Jewels, which marks its 50th anniversary this year. (Jewels, choreography by George Balanchine, © The George Balanchine Trust) Agathe Poupeney/Paris Opera Ballet hide caption

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3 Top Ballet Companies Convene For The Golden Anniversary Of 'Jewels'

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Wendy Whelan danced with the New York City Ballet for three decades. Paul Kolnik/The George Balanchine Trust Credit/Abramorama hide caption

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From Injury To Recovery, A Ballerina Fought To Retire On Her Own Terms

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Elise Tries dancing to K-pop. It's harder than it looks. Illustration by CJ Riculan/NPR hide caption

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Video: K-Pop Dance Routines Are A Workout For Body And Brain

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Denée Benton stars in the multiple-nominee hit Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812. Chad Batka/Courtesy Matt Ross Public Relations hide caption

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'The Great Comet': 'Hits All Of The Checkmarks' Of A Broadway Experience

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German studies major William Keiser rehearses for Princeton University Ballet's revival of Cole Porter's Within the Quota. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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Cole Porter's Pro-Immigration Ballet Gets A Trump-Era Revival

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In 1967, Frederick Wiseman's controversial documentary Titicut Follies exposed conditions at Bridgewater State Hospital in Massachusetts. Fifty years later, the filmmaker, now 87, has adapted the work into dance. Hecco hide caption

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A Haunting '60s Film About Mental Illness And Incarceration Becomes A Ballet

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In the revival of Luis Valdez's "Zoot Suit," young pachucos go on trial for a murder they did not commit. In this scene, the judge requires the men to go on trial in the clothes they were wearing when they were arrested. Craig Schwartz hide caption

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People enjoy an informal parade before carnival in Rio's Zona Central. Philip Reeves/NPR hide caption

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Rio's Carnival Is A Glitter-Filled Euphoria, Even If Brazil's Government Is Not

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