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


“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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