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Ballet Considered To Be “Built Around White European Ideas”

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During the Italian Renaissance, a dance was formed that was considered to be highly technical and in a category of its own. In the fifteenth century, ballet was created and later expanded on thanks to both Russia and France. Having three main styles – classical, neoclassical, and contemporary, ballet entertained the biggest stages all over the world. But according to Francesca McCarthy, the dance needs to be done away with as it was built around “white European ideas”. 

McCarthy’s ideas were shared by Britain’s Northern School of Contemporary Dance as they decided to do away with ballet for being too gendered and built on white ideas. While the head of undergraduate studies at the school, McCarthy stated, “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.”

Continuing with her opinion, McCarthy inserted, “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.” She added, “most of [the NSCD’s] ballet staff were trained at a time where divisions in the teaching of ballet were clear and men lifted women.”

Users online shared their own opinions, writing:

  • “White European ideals brought civilization to the world. That is no good for the modern Leftist wanna-be tyrants that want a slave class and nothing else.”
  • “The Left and ‘progressives’ hate white people. The Left’s ideology is dominated by race-hatred of white people. Erasing European culture and identity is the preliminary to erasing European people themselves.”
  • “So they’re saying because ballet comes from a white European culture – it’s bad??This would mean anything connected to a white idea, it’s bad? You people are more than crazy.”

One user had a completely different take, suggesting, “Funny how all the things which require the most skill are the ‘white’ things and need to be eliminated. It’s all just another way to make the lazy and untalented feel good about themselves.”

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Redwolf
Redwolf
25 days ago

Have never been big on ballet personally. But if it pisses off liberals then I’m all in favor of it.

MikeyParks
MikeyParks
25 days ago

If you don’t like ballet, don’t buy a ticket. But don’t screw it up for everyone else with your distorted, racist viewpoint. Everything woke, turns to sh1t.

Monika Schloder
Monika Schloder
25 days ago

This got to be the most lunatic and absurd example of the out of bound Woke culture. Do we now do away with classical literature and music as well? Besides, I have attended the Alvin Ailey Black ballet in NYC and have never considered ballet to be white or black or polka dotted! A total absurdity! Ballet is an Art form! It shows the dumbing down of American society that treasures such people with insane ideas within this BS Woke environment! I just hope there will be a reckoning soon!

Timothy Miskimon
Timothy Miskimon
25 days ago

I guess we should do away with rap music too since it is built around black African Ideas. Maybe we should do away with all cultural ideas and just be a bunch of mindless robots that just becomes servants of a world government ran by a bunch of rich liberal idiots. I think Hitler tried that and failed 80 years ago.

Colleen
Colleen
25 days ago

Sick to death of this attitude, White, Black, Brown, purple!!! Black sheep, White Sheep, all the same mutton!!

lucy
lucy
25 days ago

So what? It’s white culture–going to ty to destroy that too –just like you Schmucks have everything else good and decent?