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A new name for ballet dancers?


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#1 balletmama

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Posted 29 January 2003 - 03:26 PM

I see on the San Jose Silicon Valley site the usual link to "Dancers" is missing. Instead one clicks on a link to -- I am not making this up -- "Cultural Athletes." http://www.balletsan...alathletes.html

I am hoping this is tongue in cheek. Otherwise, for me it conjures up Fascist and Soviet art...

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#2 dirac

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Posted 29 January 2003 - 03:32 PM

Thanks for the link! I suspect that the sports reference is another attempt to reach out to a "broader audience". Yes, ballet is not sport, although as one with a foot in both camps, I sometimes think balletomanes have more in common with sports fans than either side cares to admit. :D

#3 Mel Johnson

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Posted 29 January 2003 - 03:57 PM

Well, it's better than "Buglesses". Bugless used to be a real hot name in the seventeenth century, and started out as "Bugloss" (a flowering herb) and a feminine name, but soon changed its spelling and became unisex. How PC of the seventeenth century!

#4 MJ

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Posted 30 January 2003 - 08:37 PM

In an attempt to get ballroom dancing recognized as an olympic Sport, it is now referred to as "DanceSport"

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