Dancing with cars

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Cantas are hot. Originally the tiny vehicles were designed for the disabled, but more and more able-bodied people are using them. They’re small and compact, and you can park them anywhere, including on the sidewalk.

Now, the Dutch National Ballet has discovered them. It has come up with a ballet using its dancers, 55 Cantas and their drivers. The results are remarkable.