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Ballez: Queering Up the Ballet Canon
February 23, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Ballez founder and Artistic Director Katy Pyle will engage in a creative conversation with Professor M. Shadee Malaklou to discuss their work to radically re-imagine the ballet canon to include the legacies and futures of non-binary, trans, and gender non-conforming queer dancers. Since 2011, Ballez has been challenging ballet’s cis heteropatriarchal, racist and body-shaming legacy through the creation of full-length story ballets, public classes, and international conversations that defy and re-invent what ballet can be, and who it can represent. This conversation will dive into that history, its challenges and triumphs, and look towards a radical queer future.
Lunch will be catered by the Farm Store and served in the Yahng Center 11 AM-12 PM prior to the event.
This event is co-sponsored by Dance.