(BALLET) WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: ARTISTIC DIRECTORS: MARCH 7th 12pm-1:30pm EST
As always this is a space that centers Blackness and welcomes everyone!
Female artistic directors discuss their roles in leadership. Balanchine said “Ballet is woman.” Men have long been the chief gatekeepers of the form, but things are changing. Meet some of the women who have risen through the company ranks. Meet some of the principal dancers who now reside at the pinnacle of the hierarchy as artistic directors of ballet companies. Learn how their experiences as women in ballet inform their leadership, particularly when addressing major issues that are shifting the field: diversity, representation, aesthetics, a call for cultural reform.
Tamara Rojo (English National Ballet) , Virginia Johnson (Dance Theatre of Harlem) , Susan Jaffe (Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre), Virginia Johnson (Dance Theatre of Harlem), Lourdes Lopez (Miami City Ballet) Wendy Whelan (New York City Ballet)
MARCH 7th 2:30pm-4pm EST
This will be an open forum, however to be sure that those who would like to share are heard.
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