Event Title

Defying Gender Norms in Romantic Ballet

Location

CSU 201

Start Date

11-4-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

11-4-2017 11:00 AM

Student's Major

Theatre and Dance

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Julie Kerry-Berry

Mentor's Department

Theatre and Dance

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

The purpose of this paper is to identify how three Romantic ballets defied gender norms. The plots of the ballets of Giselle, Swan Lake, and The Green Table, will be analyzed to reveal how they challenged gender norms. The goal of this paper is to examine gender norms and challenge how they correlate with today's societal standards, as acceptable and unacceptable. Through research centering on gender and dance, the significant finding of this paper will address questions about gender and ballet relative to whether or not ballet can change its heteronormative standards. Further, this paper will conclude by examining today's society to determine if it has adjusted in its acceptance of changing gender norms or completely dismissed the idea of adaptation.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Apr 11th, 10:00 AM Apr 11th, 11:00 AM

Defying Gender Norms in Romantic Ballet

CSU 201

The purpose of this paper is to identify how three Romantic ballets defied gender norms. The plots of the ballets of Giselle, Swan Lake, and The Green Table, will be analyzed to reveal how they challenged gender norms. The goal of this paper is to examine gender norms and challenge how they correlate with today's societal standards, as acceptable and unacceptable. Through research centering on gender and dance, the significant finding of this paper will address questions about gender and ballet relative to whether or not ballet can change its heteronormative standards. Further, this paper will conclude by examining today's society to determine if it has adjusted in its acceptance of changing gender norms or completely dismissed the idea of adaptation.

Recommended Citation

O'Connor, Regan. "Defying Gender Norms in Romantic Ballet." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 11, 2017.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2017/oral-session-01/3