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Berkeley Ballet says dancers disinvited from performing in show after concerns about brownface

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Some students with the Berkeley Ballet Theater found themselves out of an exciting opportunity to dance with a major international ballet company last week, following an uncomfortable exchange the East Bay dance company says it had with the Mariinsky Ballet over the latter’s staging of “La Bayadère” in Berkeley . After the Mariinsky Ballet announced it would be performing “La Bayadère,” a 140-year-old...

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