“We aim to decolonize our practice of ballet”
This is what happens when Cultural Marxists take control of actual culture. They ruin it.
The College Fix reports:
Princeton ballet club to ‘decolonize,’ calls ballet ‘imperialist, colonialist, white supremacist’
Leaders of the student-run recreational ballet club at Princeton University recently denounced ballet as “an imperialist, colonialist, and white supremacist art form” and spelled out goals to “decolonize” their group.
The club’s leaders released a document that articulated a number of actions to that end, including adding a land acknowledgement to shows.
Club leaders also state they will “explicitly prohibit” the use of choreography or story lines of “historically problematic works,” but do not cite any examples.
They also plan to roll out mandatory diversity, equity and inclusion goal-setting sessions and require community service of members.
Princeton University Ballet states it is “student-run and directed by undergraduate and graduate students, presenting one show each semester as well as other outreach guest performances.”
The 929-word denouncement of ballet was republished in full Jan. 23 by Rod Dreher of The American Conservative.
“This is how the American elites are being indoctrinated to think about art, race, their country, and themselves,” Dreher wrote. “This is not a passing phase. These people will move into the directorship of institutions that will have a major effect on life in this country. They hate ballet. They hate art. They hate beauty. They hate their predecessors in the dance tradition. They hate freedom of thought.”
The Princeton dancers’ document stated in part:
Ballet is rooted in white supremacy and perfectionism. We are all entering this space with a mindset that what we see as perfect is a white standard. … We aim to decolonize our practice of ballet, even as ballet remains an imperialist, colonialist, and white supremacist art form.
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