The Pennsylvania Ballet announced their upcoming digital season a few days ago. The season is dedicated to their founder, Barbara Weisberger, who died in December. One might have thought that the company would feature ballets choreographed by women in her honor.
Nope. Not one.
Eleven choreographers. All male.
Men 11 – Women 0.
What were they thinking? Clearly they weren’t thinking.
What a lost opportunity to salute their female founder. What a kick in the face to women creators in ballet.
What are the women (and the good men) on the company’s board thinking? Are they going to let the male director get away with this?
Time for a reckoning.