An article on-line about an arts school in the heart of Iraq. Even in the most adverse of conditions, humans must dance...
Iraqi tots cling to beauty of balletmore...
Young ballerinas, oblivious of war threats on their country, dance to rhythm of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.
By Marwan Naamani - BAGHDAD
As Baghdad ballet teacher Zikra Minhaim surveys her young charges enthusiastically rehearsing their steps, she sees a glimmer of hope, a rare glimpse of beauty amid the grim war clouds gathering over her stricken city.
"What amazes me is when people outside are buying generators, stocking food, the only worry these girls have is how to have a good dancing position and how to stand on their toes elegantly," says Minhaim.