By Zihao Li
The demanding situations that younger women battle through with a view to be triumphant on the earth of dance are renowned. although, little is understood in regards to the stories of younger males who decide to take dance periods in non-professional settings.
Dancing Boys is likely one of the first scholarly works to demystify the principally unknown demanding situations of adolescent men in dance. via an ethnographic research of sixty-two adolescent male scholars, Zihao Li captures the real tales and reports of boys partaking in dance periods in a public highschool in Toronto. observed via the men’ paintings and pictures and supported via a documentary-style video, the examine explores their motivations for dancing, their reflections on masculinity and gender, and the interior and exterior elements that impression their judgements to proceed to bounce professionally or in casual settings. With the author’s reflections on his personal trip as a qualified dancer woven all through, Dancing Boys will spark dialogue on how and why educators can interact adolescent men in dance.
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