As a 2019 Resident Fellow at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU, Ashley Bouder will be exploring gender fluidity in the pas de deux. The Center wrote:
Gender Fluidity in the Pas de Deux
At The Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU, Bouder will create choreography for a film that will showcase ballet’s potential to demonstrate gender fluidity. Although we associate the pas de deux with a male/female identity, Bouder wonders what would transpire if we stripped away gender and made the dance about the connection of two people in a specific place and time.
Bouder, a strong advocate for women in dance, founded the Ashley Bouder Project, which “actively recruits women and marginalized individuals to give them voices in creative and leadership roles in the dance and arts world.”
Learn more about the Ashley Bouder Project here.
Learn more about The Center for Ballet and the arts at NYU here.