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.
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We would like to thank all the supporters of boys in dance around the world that invited us to screen our film. We could never have done this without you!
Without the financial support of NuArts Foundation Inc., and the generous access granted by Houston Ballet and the many DANSEURS, this project would not be possible.