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Colombia - Dancing to Escape Poverty

The Colombian city of Cartagena boasts delightful beaches and UNESCO world heritage status. But behind the gloss lie the slums. In 1997, dancer and choreographer Álvaro Restrepo founded a school of modern dance, the Colegio de Cuerpo, in one of them. It offers young people an alternative to drugs and violence.

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Not only a lifeline for many teenagers, it's now one of Colombia’s most prestigious dance schools.