During the 15th century, ballet was a way to show a person's position in society. Through gender expectations and performance, male ballet dancers combat the stereotypes that surround them. Ballet was started in Italian and French courts during the fifteenth century. Men were considered the stars of ballet until the nineteenth century, when women were pushed into more of the spot light.
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Western stereotype of the male ballet dancer
By tangoking, August 5, in The Men's Forum. I'm a newcomer to ballet. I've studied on and off for about a year.
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