Danseur Film Screening + Q&A on Saturday, February 23

Boys braving bullies and silencing stereotypes in pursuit of their ballet dreams.

We are excited to sponsor NuArts Productions DANSEUR Film Screening and post-screening discussion on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 4 until 6:30 p.m. at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at NC State University – 1070 Partners Way (First Floor Auditorium).

Sarah Egan Warren said “the idea for hosting this screening was inspired by my research during the fall semester, and I am excited to see it happen–truly a case of NC State THINK AND DO. Thanks to the NC State Dance Program and UAB Films Committee for providing the financial support to bring Danseur and director Scott Gormley to NC State. I am especially thankful for the encouragement that Tara Mullins gave me during the early stages of planning this program.”

NuArts Productions Presents DANSEUR

DANSEUR highlights the struggles of men in pursuit of their ballet dreams. Sexism is built into the fabric of classical ballet, an art form that has idolized women in pointe shoes and tutus while relegating men to the role of partners. Enter any dance studio in the United States and the classes will be brimming with little bunheads dreaming of crossing the stage at Lincoln Center. But you will be hard pressed to find a single boy among them.

Director Scott Gormley explores the difficult subjects of bullying and homophobia that male ballet dancers face while illustrating the athleticism as well as vitality of ballet, through performance, creation, preservation, and education. The film features stories from James Whiteside (American Ballet Theatre), John Lam (Boston Ballet), Harper Watters (The Houston Ballet), Derek Dunn (Boston Ballet), among others. You can view the trailer for the film below and learn more at DanseurMovie.com or NuArtsProductions.com.

Where to Watch

Join the NC State Dance Program and others at NC State University’s Hunt Library Auditorium on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 4 until 6:30 p.m. to see the documentary film DANSEUR followed by a post-screening discussion with director Scott Gormley, ballet dancers, and NC State faculty and staff.

This event is open to NC State students, faculty, and staff, as well as the public. Tickets for the screening and discussion are free but you must have a ticket to attend.

The event is sponsored by International Ballet Academy, The NC State Dance Program, and the UAB Films Committee.

 

 

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