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Talking point: Where are the women?

Crow, S and Jackson, J (2010) Talking point: Where are the women? Dancing Times, 100 (2).


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One of the hottest tickets at Dance Umbrella in 2009 was "Where are the Women?" a debate addressing the progressive disappearance of work by female choreographers. Appropriately reflecting the careful gender balance of the work in the Festival, it preceded a premiere by Shobana Jeyasingh – but, as if to prove a point, the autumn programming by established companies told a different story. All the new works from the Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, and Christopher Wheeldon's Morphoses were made by men. Diaghilev gave Nijinska choreographic opportunities; but even in the recent centenary tribute to the great dance entrepreneur at Sadler's Wells, there was no comparable female presence.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Authors :
Crow, S
Jackson, J
Date : February 2010
Copyright Disclaimer : Crow and Jackson © 2010
Additional Information : This is an electronic version of an article published as Crow S, Jackson J (2010). Talking point: Where are the women? Dancing Times February-March 2010. Available online at:
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 08 Jun 2012 16:17
Last Modified : 05 Mar 2019 15:54

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