Ballet dancers can apply their intensive training to tasks they haven’t practiced.
Highly trained dancers provide insights for researchers helping design improved rehab programs for people with mobility impairments. The next step could include rehab robots as dance partners.
The Red Detachment of Women was one of just eight model theatrical pieces approved for performance during the Cultural Revolution.
The staging in Melbourne of this classic of the Cultural Revolution has attracted controversy. And amid Bermuda shorts and weapons galore, this political ballet has contemporary resonances.
Late maturing girls tend to be privileged in ballet training. This doesn't have to be the case.
Take a bow.
The violence of the Royal Opera House's production of William Tell should shock us - but that doesn't mean it's wrong.
Fearne Cotton photographed for a Wonderland-inspired magazine shoot, 2006.
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Meet four women who have lived, breathed and worked to actually become Alice.
Swift is privileged, as only apex predators are, with the ability to pick and choose from any (cultural) food source.
In the same week American rapper Nicki Minaj released Anaconda, a music video dedicated to celebrating “the butt”, US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released a video, Shake It Off, accidentally dedicated…
Reinforcing the association between “elite” art forms and class privilege does nobody any favours.
The Australian Ballet preview of Art to Sky. AAP/ Nikki Short
An episode of the ABC TV comedy series Upper Middle Bogan, recently re-aired, explores the perceived class divide between high and low art forms. Edwina Bright, the daughter of a well-to-do family, who…