From Around The Web: Tracing Ballet’s Cultural History Over 400 Years


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Recently found an interesting piece from NPR speaking about the history of Ballet. We would recommend you checking it out

NPR Article  NPR Article Two

Excerpts:

“Ballet’s history is not just about choreography and technique – it’s also a history of nationalization, the changing ways we view the body, shifting gender norms and class struggles. “

“It’s less about perfect bodies and perfection of technique. Ballet dancing is the quality of illumination, a luminosity. You know it when you see it. “

 

30 minute NPR interview

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