General articles and literature about female choreographers

The unequal representation of female choreographers on large and/or mainstream stages has been discussed in the media and in dance literature. Please click on the category “Female choreographers in media & literature” to view further selections.

We hope this and the other selections help you gain an overview, serve as a snapshot of a particular time and space and encourage you to explore further.

 

General articles and literature

1976 and 2016: Are Women Dancers Still Discriminated Against? By Wendy Perron

http://wendyperron.com/is-there-a-bias-against-women-in-dance-then-now/

1982: Why Women Dominate Modern Dance by Roger Copeland in The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/1982/04/18/arts/why-women-dominate-modern-dance.html?pagewanted=all

2008: Female Choreographers Face Slippery Career Steps by Angeli R. Rasbury in Women’s E News

http://womensenews.org/2008/02/female-choreographers-face-slippery-career-steps/

2013: Why are women choreographers two steps behind the lords of the dance? by Judith Mackrell in The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2013/apr/19/women-choreographers-experiment-laban-dance?CMP=share_btn_tw

2013: Sexism in dance: where are all the female choreographers? by Luke Jennings in The Observer

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2013/apr/28/women-choreographers-glass-ceiling

2013: Dance…this is a man’s world by Katie Colombus in The Stage

https://www.thestage.co.uk/opinion/2013/dance-this-is-a-mans-world/

2013: Where are the Female Choreographers? Panel Discussion by One Dance UK

http://www.danceuktv.com/where-are-female-choreographers

2015: How can we give female choreographers a lift? Join Rambert’s debate by Judith Mackrell in The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/dance-blog/2015/oct/12/dance-female-choreographers-rambert-debate

2015: Dance must overcome ‘condescending’ attitude to female choreographers by Georgia Snow in The Stage

https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/dance-must-overcome-condescending-attitude-to-female-choreographers/

2016: The Strange Case of the Missing Choreographers… by Teresa Guerreiro in Ballet Position

http://www.balletposition.com/blog/the-strange-case-of-the-missing-choreographers

2016: Sexism In Dance: Where Are All The Female Choreographers? by Rachel Moss in Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/sexism-in-dance-female-choreographers_uk_5720dc9fe4b06bf544e11e52

2016: Ballet Has A Sexism Problem, And Even Its Brightest Stars Don’t Know How To Solve It By Chloe Angyal in Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ballet-has-a-sexism-problem-and-even-its-brightest-stars-dont-know-how-to-solve-it_us_574df579e4b0757eaeb0ed47?wzdxelig212it3xr

2016: At the top of theatre: Where are all the women? By Lily Kelting in Exberliner

http://www.exberliner.com/culture/stage/alexandra-georgieva-interview/

 

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