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When I retire – I want to be a ballerina


What does retirement mean to you?

For a group of grandmothers in Taiwan’s Pingtung County, it means fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming ballerinas.

And now the women, most in their 60s, tackle everything from a “battement fondu” to an “arabesque” stance.

Watching them leap across the room is enough to convince anyone life is full of new beginnings – at any stage.


Photo credit: Pichi Chuang
Video credit: Ben Tai