Enter any dance studio in the United States and the classes will be brimming with little bunheads dreaming of crossing the stage at Lincoln Center. But you will be hard pressed to find a single boy among them. DANSEUR we will explore why in a country that strives for gender equality, where young women are encouraged to cross the gender barrier and participate in male-dominated fields, especially by their parents, does this disparity exist? Why is it more socially acceptable for parents (fathers in particular) to encourage their sons to participate in all other physical pursuits (ie: sports, fitness) but not the ballet? A recent survey revealed that nearly 96% of male ballet dancers stated that they faced physical or verbal attacks because of dance.
This film is presented in partnership with International Ballet Academy. A panel discussion/Q&A will follow the film. Panelists include Patrick Frenette (American Ballet Theater who is in the documentary), Peter Stark (Boston Ballet II Director who is also in the documentary), Jeff Rogers (Faculty Ballet West, Men’s Program)
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