Monday, April 24, 2017

Ballet Flunks Gender Diversity Again - HUFFINGTONPOST

by Alexander Sanger
Originally published: April 21, 2017
Publisher: Huffingtonpost.com 

Let’s get one thing straight – I’m a big fan of Misty Copeland and Justin Peck - as dancer and choreographer.

BUT…

As curators of ballet festivals, not so much. Copeland and Peck were invited by the Kennedy Center to curate Ballet Across America. I don’t have a quarrel with the companies they selected – they are diverse and from across America.

But… the choreographers? ALL MALE.

What were they thinking?