okay i have to shower and go to bed (because it’s after midnight and unfortunately i have 2 days left of school, b”h for 1st preps)
but what throughmotion has been posting totally reminded me that i’ve been wanting to talk about homophobia in the dance (ballet specifically) world for a long time. my main comparison is ballet camp to theater camp, where at theater camp of the guys who were gay seem pretty proud about it, and it’s generally a pretty open thing whereas at ballet camp it was like whispered about in hushed tones for guys. girls, i can think of 1 or 2 at theater camp who were openly lbpq, and again, nobody cared, but lesbianism was literally a joke at ballet camp.
other stuff, though: on sytycd, sasha was gay and remained closeted all season, despite the fact that girls having boyfriends is always a drama point, and my ballet teacher, who is in his mid 30s and is gay, didn’t once mention anything about his partner of many years, their engagement, or their wedding (to which many teachers were invited) but all of our straight girl teachers got wedding showers thrown for them. and i have more thoughts about why ballet (dance in general) is so much more homophobic than other art forms but i have to go so remind me later.