An 11-year-old boy has achieved fame after a video of him dancing in the rain outside his home in Lagos, Nigeria went viral on social media. Anthony Mmesoma Madu impressed people worldwide with his skill, enthusiasm, passion and dedication. The Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis saw a video clip of Anthony and put it on her social media feeds. She tweeted: "We create, soar, can imagine, have unleashed passion, and love, despite the brutal obstacles that have been put in front of us. Our people can fly." Another social media user said: "As adults, it is our job to help each child find their talent and to support them...The joy from this propels them in all things they do."
Anthony is one of 12 students at the Leap of Dance Academy. The academy is in a poor district of Lagos. It provides free dance lessons to underprivileged children who have nowhere to practice. The academy's founder, Daniel Ajala Owoseni, told BBC News: "We are changing the narrative about the stereotype of male dancers." Anthony said: "Where I live there are no male ballet dancers like me. When people see ballet they think it is only for girls, they don't know that it is not only for girls." He added: "How I want them to see me is that when I am dancing they know that there is a male ballet dancer. The feeling that comes over me is as if I am dreaming."
1.We create, soar, can imagine, have unleashed passion, and love, despite the brutal obstacles that have been put in front of us.
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2.It provides free dance lessons to underprivileged children who have nowhere to practice.
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Anthony是Leap of Dance Academy舞蹈学校的12名学生之一。该学院位于拉各斯的一个贫困地区 。该学院为没有地方练习的贫困儿童提供免费舞蹈课程 。该学院创始人Daniel Ajala Owoseni告诉BBC News：“我们正在改变对男舞者的刻板印象 。”Anthony说：“在我所生活的地方，没有像我一样的男性芭蕾舞者 。当人们看到芭蕾，他们会认为这只适合女孩子，他们不知道，芭蕾不仅只适合女孩子 。”他补充道：“我想让他们看到的是，当我跳舞的时候，他们知道有一个男芭蕾舞演员 。这种感觉涌上我的心头，仿佛我在做梦一样 。”