Opinion: A violent attack with dog feces raises questions all women confront
This article centers on Hannover State Opera and State Ballet director Marco Goecke’s physical attack on reporter Wiebke Hüster following her poor review of his recent full-length premiere. The authors then speaks more broadly on male narcissism, violence, and sexism, supposing that Hüster’s critique of Goecke’s work compelled his violent and impulsive behavior. The author then further describes the ongoing underrepresentation of women in arts in general and ballet in particular. The article cites DDP’s 2021 Global Ballet Leadership Report and 2020-2021 Season Overview Report to demonstrate men’s dominance in ballet, connecting this with larger trends of sexism and male entitlement.
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