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Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:38 PM

Nigeria: 11-year old dancer challenges ballet stereotypes


A recent video of 11-year-old Anthony Mmesoma Madu dancing in the rain went viral with the likes of Hollywood superstar Viola Davis and other celebrities sharing the video.

Anthony is one of the 12 students at the Leap of Dance Academy in Lagos.

The academy, founded in 2015, is the brainchild of Daniel Ajala Owoseni who has been been teaching ballet for free without a dance space.

- video at link -

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-53346840/nigeria-11-year-old-dancer-challenges-ballet-stereotypes

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Reply Nigeria: 11-year old dancer challenges ballet stereotypes (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jul 10 OP
CurtEastPoint Jul 10 #1
cornball 24 Jul 10 #2
TreasonousBastard Jul 10 #3
abqtommy Jul 11 #4
smirkymonkey Jul 12 #5
NNadir Jul 12 #6

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:43 PM

1. His mother's advice.... very wise counsel to parents!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:57 PM

2. Thank you, Judy Lynn. You post wonderfully uplifting articles!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 09:37 PM

3. Didja catch the dancing pallbearers that came on after Madu's clip?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2020, 12:32 AM

4. I read the full article/photo spread on The BBC online. What an inspiring group of young people!

Thanks Judi!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:08 AM

5. Just beautiful and so uplifting!

Watching that made me so happy. It brought tears to my eyes.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:33 AM

6. Wow. K&R.

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