By Jennifer Stahl
6 January 2020
There will be more female leaders.
The new Dance Data Project is determined to share the real stats on how many leadership opportunities in ballet are held by women. Unfortunately, the numbers right now look pretty dismal. But we’re optimistic that we’ll be seeing more women take charge as directors and choreographers over the next decade.
Starting 2020 on a hopeful note, Royal New Zealand Ballet artistic director Patricia Barker programmed an all-female–choreographed season this year. In our January issue, she tells Steve Sucato:
“Male artistic directors have had every opportunity to hire female choreographers all along. While I applaud any effort to develop and encourage the next generation of female choreographers, it feels like a belated pat on the head. There is an existing generation of female choreographers doing fantastic work already. You can just pick up the phone and call them.”
Read the full article on Dance Magazine’s blog.