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"Ballet is woman" is the phrase by George Balanchine that has gone down in dance history. In the history of ballet, modern and contemporary dance, the examination of gender has always played a central role. What role does dance as a physical art form play in current debates on gender issues?
Event details of Ballet is woman?!? Gender construction in contemporary ballet and dance
23 February 2024
18:00 -19:30
Nationale Opera en Ballet

In the context of the piece "Frida", the lecture addresses the role of female artists in dance and the relevance of choreography for the understanding of gender figurations. The lecture is followed by a discussion with Rachel Beaujean, Associate Artistic Director of Dutch National Ballet.

Tickets are required for this event. More information about ticket sales can be found on the National Opera & Ballet website.

This event is part of a series organized by the University of Amsterdam and National Opera and Ballet. The other two lectures will take place on February 23 and March 13.

How to choreograph? Choreographic working methods in contemporary dance and ballet (March 13)

For a coffee with Hans van Manen (March 20)