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thedancerwithtattoos asked: Why blame Balanchine?

wiliqueen:

ryanishka:

A lot of people blame him for the “thin body” aesthetic, somebody made a post about it a while ago I don’t remember who though 😥

I caused a lot of shit by posting stuff like this about Balanchine awhile ago and all my points pretty much came back to this sociological journal studying dancers and balanchine. Balanchine isn’t to blame for the thin body aesthetic, that’s as old as ballet itself. BUT he did encourag the anorexic look, meaning visible, prominent bones. not to mention he was racist and misogynist as frick. read the article guys

Beautiful article, everyone should read this.

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