Dazzling past of Guinea dance troupe fades

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Once the pride of Africa's dance scene, Guinea's Ballets Africains troupe sees its star fall and fade, leaving ageing acrobats and singers to train a new generation facing a very uncertain future. The group was created in the early 1950s, when a newly independent Guinea began investing heavily in culture. But a lack of funding has chipped away at the pride and reputation of the dancers.

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