Discrimination in Performing Arts.
Every day a dancer is turn down on his dream to be the best in this industry of arts. This is because of their culture, this is how they dress live and act.Discrimination will be depending on the company the dancer is looking forward to enter. However the education level is important, this one is the second discrimination in this industry. But one of themost discrimination is based on gender issues.
Discrimination a powerful word that evokes some form of emotion from all individuals within a given society. It affects people differently based on theirown personal experiences and history with the term. With this in mind, how do we know what the term really means? Discrimination is often associated with race, sex, and religion, but the actualdefinition as stated by dictionary.com is, “treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person orthing belongs rather than on individual merit: racial and religious intolerance and discrimination.” In layman’s terms, it is basically prejudging and then implementing that prejudgment on a particularindividual or group without getting to know them personally or their situations. Now what this has to do with dance education? How does this societal phenomenon fit into the lives and experiences ofbeing a dancer?
Gender discrimination has had a heavy impact on the dance world. Both men and women face challenges with self esteem and body issues, scarcity of male dancers, and student choreographthat echo media stereotypes that are associated with different forms of discrimination within the dance society. Dance education should expand the range of qualities identified with dance andeliminate barriers to full participation and recognition by all students. Dance is a form of expression that should be open to everyone, despite their sex. The most controversial topic, dealing with...
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