MISSOULA — Dancers from around the world have flocked to Missoula for an annual event that's more than just a dance.
Dancers rehearsed on Friday and settled into the theater where they will perform this weekend.
About 150 performers from all over the world are in town for the fifth year of the global dance festival.
Charlene Carey, who spearheaded the program, says Ballet Beyond Borders is about more than the performance.
"The relationships that have occurred across the world, not just with the dance companies but with the diplomacies and the academia has led for all these people to return to us," Carey said.
The festivities kick off on Saturday morning with a diplomacy conference. The main gala begins at 6 p.m.