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Cleveland ballet dancers perform for doctors, nurses in atrium of University Hospitals

Posted at 6:43 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 18:48:27-04

CLEVELAND — As a “thank you” to the frontline workers at University Hospitals, Cleveland Ballet held a live performance in the atrium of the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

While wearing masks, the dancers performed choreography to a medley of Frank Sinatra songs to an audience of distanced doctors, nurses and hospital staff taking a break from saving lives.

Cleveland Ballet noted that this was one of the first companies in the country to perform since the outbreak, as the county slowly begins to reopen.

"Sinatra represented America in the most influential way through love and unity,” said Cleveland Ballet Artistic Director and renowned choreographer, Gladisa Guadalupe. “This is my way of thanking those who have given nothing, but love and unity during these difficult times."

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