Dancing Boys: High School Males in Dance by Zihao Li

By Zihao Li

The demanding situations that younger women plow through to be able to prevail on the planet of dance are renowned. even if, little is understood in regards to the reviews of younger males who decide to take dance periods in non-professional settings.

Dancing Boys is among the first scholarly works to demystify the mostly unknown demanding situations of adolescent men in dance. via an ethnographic examine of sixty-two adolescent male scholars, Zihao Li captures the actual tales and stories of boys partaking in dance periods in a public highschool in Toronto. observed via the men’ paintings and images and supported through a documentary-style video, the learn explores their motivations for dancing, their reflections on masculinity and gender, and the interior and exterior components that influence their judgements to proceed to bounce professionally or in casual settings. With the author’s reflections on his personal trip as a certified dancer woven all through, Dancing Boys will spark dialogue on how and why educators can interact adolescent men in dance.

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