Rio's Favela Ballerinas: In Brazil's favelas, it is not unusual to find dead bodies or see people selling drugs on every corner. The victims of gang violence and stray police bullets are often children and teenagers. Karachi's Kathak Dance: For Sheema Kermani dance in Pakistan is activism. She has championed gender equality and freedom of expression her entire life in a society that often represses these rights, especially for women. Circus of My Sun: When the circus school in Morocco opens its doors to young children living on the streets, it offers them hope and opportunity. The school presents a pathway out of struggle, under the glimmering lights of the stage.