Brazil carnival artist rises above pandemic – on stilts
16 May 2021 | 4:08 pm
Raquel Poti barely stands five feet tall, but the stilt-walker used to tower over the crowd at Rio de Janeiro's carnival -- whose cancelation due to Covid-19 has made her reinvent her art form to keep it alive.
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