Ballet has been dropped from auditions at leading dance schools as staff say it is rooted in “white European ideas”.The Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD), which aims to be a “progressive institution”, has reviewed the “elitist” art form as part of a diversity drive that has seen the introduction of new policies relating to gender and race.Ballet has been ditched as a requirement for school-entry auditions because of its “contentious nature”, with teaching staff explaining that the traditional mode of dance comes with the baggage of “white European ideas”.The centuries-old art form was seen as being a barrier to inclusion because of the exclusionary financial burden of taking classes, and also because of its idealising of certain European body shapes, and division of roles along gender lines.
The cliffnotes here will be obvious to everyone. It’s perverted anti-White garbage. They’re assblasted that nobody accepts this as the image of a ballerina.
The changes come after the conservatoire undertook work to “decolonise the curriculum” and take advice from LGBT societies.Information from the NSCD, based in Leeds, said: “We review content and have removed ballet from our audition day due to its potentially contentious nature.”Francesca McCarthy, head of undergraduate studies at the conservatoire, explained to The Telegraph: “It is essentially an elitist form. Young people need to pay to take ballet classes as a general rule and for a vast number of potential students, they’ve not had access to ballet.“It is a very specific form that is built around particular white European ideas and body shapes that are often alienating to young people who do not fit that aesthetic ideal. There are issues relating to body, money, language and movement vocabulary.”
Let’s ignore the made up term “movement vocabulary,” for now. Let’s also ignore the term “decolonizing the curriculum.” That’s just anti-White gibberish.
Instead, I want to focus on the idea that this is some sort of fight against elitism. That might sound preposterous. After all, these are privileged class values. But that’s just the thing, privilege is not eliteness.
I’m going to have to rant about this at length some time, but ballet is absolutely an elite pastime, and that’s fine. Having an elite is not the issue. Having a parasite class is. And it’s shocking how low class our privileged class is. Instead of ballet, they’d prefer these ten year old girls learn twerking to some manufactured mumble rap.
The issue of vocabulary hinges on ballet’s traditional terminology – which has led to gender distinctions such as “ballerina” for women and “danseur” for men – and the everyday use of “men and women” or “girls and boys” in dance classes.The split of roles along gender lines, with female dancers tending towards pointe work and men customarily performing leaps and lifts, has also been cited as an issue, and the NSCD is seeking to become more inclusive by tackling distinctions.Ms McCarthy said: “Ballet has strongly gendered roots in terms of the movement vocabulary.”
So something something inclusion something something movement vocabulary something something trannies.
The changes come after a three-year process that began in 2019 with staff undertaking “professional development” to learn more about “unconscious bias”, and that was accelerated following Black Lives Matter protests in 2020, leading to a focus on “decolonising the curriculum”.The NSCD also established several student societies in 2020, including an LGBTQ+ group that subsequently offered advice on “pronouns and the implications of gendered movement vocabularies such as in ballet classes”.The school is one of the member schools of the Conservatoire of Dance and Drama, which rolled out plans to ditch traditional, tight-fitting dance attire such as leotards in order to be more inclusive of transgender people.
Take a look at this beautiful image. Now imagine that, instead of graceful women, we had this guy.
Except that this guy did that as a joke. And, being a normal guy, there’s only so much revulsion he can inspire. Instead, imagine this guy.
Or this one, dressed in a skintight leotard.
It’s so stunning and brave that it makes me grimace just writing about the hypothetical.