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Ballet for the 21st Century - Boys Dance Too

January 12, 2021 Emma Lister, Makeshift Company Season 2
MOVERS SHAKERS MAKERS
Ballet for the 21st Century - Boys Dance Too
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MOVERS SHAKERS MAKERS
Ballet for the 21st Century - Boys Dance Too
Jan 12, 2021 Season 2
Emma Lister, Makeshift Company

Why is the bullying of boys who want to take ballet so persistent? Emma Lister seeks to answer this question and why their love of dance is often defended with the usual football comparison/"real men lift women" trope. 

In the final episode of of our mini-series, Ballet for the Twenty-first Century, we'll open up topics such as: body image, casting, role models, gendered ballet technique, The Billy Elliot Effect and homophobia.

Special guests: Denzil Bailey, Richard Bermange, James Forbat, Matthew Paluch and Mark Samaras.

---Articles or videos we referenced in the ep---

M. Paluch. (2019). There's an elephant in the room and it's gay.... Dancing Times. October 2019, p29-31. www.dancing-times.co.uk

Here's a link to the conversation with Kenneth Tharp and Royal Ballet dancers for Black History Month

This mini-series  has been made possible by a grant  using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Show Notes

Why is the bullying of boys who want to take ballet so persistent? Emma Lister seeks to answer this question and why their love of dance is often defended with the usual football comparison/"real men lift women" trope. 

In the final episode of of our mini-series, Ballet for the Twenty-first Century, we'll open up topics such as: body image, casting, role models, gendered ballet technique, The Billy Elliot Effect and homophobia.

Special guests: Denzil Bailey, Richard Bermange, James Forbat, Matthew Paluch and Mark Samaras.

---Articles or videos we referenced in the ep---

M. Paluch. (2019). There's an elephant in the room and it's gay.... Dancing Times. October 2019, p29-31. www.dancing-times.co.uk

Here's a link to the conversation with Kenneth Tharp and Royal Ballet dancers for Black History Month

This mini-series  has been made possible by a grant  using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.