Ballet boys have seemed like an oxymoron to the general public for centuries. The backlash is profound in popular media, such as the recent remark made by Laura Spencer on Good Morning America. These four UA male dance majors shared their insight into what they experience in their daily lives during rehearsals, balancing school on top of dancing, and their personal stories on how they came to be who they are today in the UA theater and dance program.
Is it possible to portray characters, depict the human spectrum of emotion, create shapes and lines, challenge ideas, excite people, inspire society – all without ever opening your mouth? Sounds impossible, right? dispersed around this campus and around the world are people who do just that: dancers. They speak a language of silence that can be heard by anyone who chooses to listen watch.
Music is powerful. It is one of the most universal forms of art, constantly in action all around the world, and it has been for centuries. Music creates emotion and stems from creativity and a need for individual expression.