World s Meanwhile in ... Victoria, Seychelles, stray dogs are being paired with prison inmates

And in Mexico City, traffic is notoriously frustrating, but a theater company is trying to lighten the mood.

Emilio Espejel/AP

Mexico City, traffic is notoriously frustrating. But a theater company is trying to lighten the mood. With a series of choreographed dances (to music ranging from “Swan Lake” to Michael Jackson’s “Rock With Me”), performers leap into the street as the streetlight changes and dance for exactly 58 seconds (the duration of the red light). The dances have become extremely popular and draw crowds. “We never thought this was going to have this kind of impact,” one of the dancers, Manuela Ospina Castro, told The Associated Press. “Not only are people accepting it, but they need it.”  

of 5 stories this month > Get unlimited stories
You've read 5 of 5 free stories

Only $1 for your first month.

Get unlimited Monitor journalism.