Can Art Save the World?
Queerly Re-imaging BALLET
Is it possible for Ballet to express the history and background of dancers whom it has traditionally excluded from representation? Could Ballet culture, instead, invite everyone to witness and celebrate "othered" dancers, by questioning the traditional value systems of the cis hetero-patriarchy, and inviting in an evolving set of values?
During this Can Art Save the World?-seminar, New York City based educator, choreographer and dancer Katy Pyle will discuss the dance company and class she directs, Ballez. Ballez is inserting the history, experiences and performances of lesbian, transgender and queer people into the Ballet world through the creation of queerly re-imagined story-ballets, classes, and ballet culture.