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Soviet Wizard of Oz at the Staatsballett Berlin


Emerald City: Scarecrow (Federico Spallitta), Tin Man (Artur Lill), Dorothy (Polina Semionova), Lion (Vladislav Marinov) (Photo: Enrico Nawrath/Staatsballett Berlin)

A new ballet is being performed in Berlin that is based on the Soviet version of the "Wizard of Oz." It is the only version of the Oz stories that most people in Russia and the Eastern bloc countries ever knew.

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David Hecht reports.