Ballet to cure the Mexico City traffic blues

  • Ballerinas dance in the middle of a street during a red traffic light in Mexico City, Saturday, July 28, 2018. In this sprawling megalopolis notorious for its clogged streets, a theater company sent out tutu-clad dancers out to delight motorists at snarled intersections with snippets from ballet classics like The Nutcracker and Swan Lake all in the 58 seconds it takes for the light to go from red to green. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel)

  • A dancer rests her hands on her hips before the start of a street ballet performance, in Mexico City, Saturday, July 28, 2018. In this sprawling megalopolis notorious for its clogged streets, a theater company sent out tutu-clad dancers out to delight motorists at snarled intersections with snippets from ballet classics like The Nutcracker and Swan Lake all in the 58 seconds it takes for the light to go from red to green. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel)

  • Ballet dancers wait on a street corner as they wait to perform, in Mexico City, Saturday, July 28, 2018. In this sprawling megalopolis notorious for its clogged streets, a theater company sent out tutu-clad dancers out to delight motorists at snarled intersections with snippets from ballet classics like The Nutcracker and Swan Lake all in the 58 seconds it takes for the light to go from red to green. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel)

  • A ballet dancer brushes on blush as she prepares for a street ballet performance in Mexico City, Saturday, July 28, 2018. In this sprawling megalopolis notorious for its clogged streets, a theater company sent out tutu-clad dancers out to delight motorists at snarled intersections with snippets from ballet classics like The Nutcracker and Swan Lake all in the 58 seconds it takes for the light to go from red to green. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel)

  • A ballerina stretches her muscles as she readies for a street ballet performance in Mexico City, Saturday, July 28, 2018. In this sprawling megalopolis notorious for its clogged streets, a theater company sent out tutu-clad dancers out to delight motorists at snarled intersections with snippets from ballet classics like The Nutcracker and Swan Lake all in the 58 seconds it takes for the light to go from red to green. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel)

  • A ballerina dances at a traffic light stop, in Mexico City, Saturday, July 28, 2018. In this sprawling megalopolis notorious for its clogged streets, a theater company sent out tutu-clad dancers out to delight motorists at snarled intersections with snippets from ballet classics like The Nutcracker and Swan Lake all in the 58 seconds it takes for the light to go from red to green. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel)

MEXICO CITY — Remedios Rosas was walking down a Mexico City street Saturday when she saw seven tutu-clad dancers tiptoe to the sidewalk, their chins held high, and join pedestrians waiting to cross the road. When the light changed, music started and the dancers leaped into the street, twirling and twisting in front of surprised drivers.

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