Mexico City: Drivers stuck in traffic treated to ballet

Why ballet dancers are being given right of way on Mexico's usually congested roads?

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    Mexico City is one of the most congested cities in the world, with huge traffic jams a regular part of people's commutes.

    But now motorists are being treated to an unexpected surprise when they hit the red lights: ballet performances, adapted to fit into the time between the lights.

    It's part of a plan to bring the dance form to the masses.

    Al Jazeera's John Holman reports from Mexico City.


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