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Season 2 Episode 8

The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 17, 2010 on PBS
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The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia
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Zhora (76 years old) and Knyaz (77 years old) were once the most celebrated masters of tightrope dancing in Armenia. Today, they are the only surviving performers who can keep this ancient art alive. They come together to train a 16-year-old orphan boy, who then must has to decide if he is willing to become last tightrope dancer in a society that has abandoned both him and his craft.moreless

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