TURNING TABLES

APRIL 12, 2019

 photo by Alex Travell

"Underrepresentation is one of the cornerstone messages of Turning Tables and is used to bring attention to visible lack of minorities present in the Ballet world. My goal in choreographing under this topic is to challenge the audience to consider why there are only several black ballerinas for minorities to look up to, why colored dancers have to pancake their tights, costumes, and shoes, and why the black body is frowned upon in the ballet world."

Bias relays the internal struggle that minority dancers face dealing with the implicit bias that is often burdened upon them. The dancers beg the 

audience to “focus” on them as opposed to siding with the stereotypes thatcause society to look past dancers of color

STANDARD

With the pressure to be twice as good to be considered equal to their white counterparts, Standard addresses the double standard that competes with success. What does success mean and do the definitions differ in complexity considering the achiever? Standard portrays the inner 

struggle of minority dancers in overcoming the standard, set upon them by themselves and by others in our society. 

"Acceptance precedes pride. Before you can be prideful of yourself and others you must first accept yourself, flaws and all. You must first accept who you are, not whom society wants you to be. Once you achieve this level of self-love you will be strong enough to face criticism of any type and you will be more willing to love others."

There is so much beauty in being black, in being white, in being 

yourself. We as a people need not to look past our society's issues but work together, rather, to overcome the presented issues. We must take 

pride in ourselves and in others by working together to progress our 

society.

 photo by Alex Travell

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