Ballet and cancel culture: Paris Opera fights racism on the stage – but will it come at the cost of classics like Swan Lake?

//Ballet and cancel culture: Paris Opera fights racism on the stage – but will it come at the cost of classics like Swan Lake?

Ballet and cancel culture: Paris Opera fights racism on the stage – but will it come at the cost of classics like Swan Lake?

Has the rarefied world of French ballet come under the sway of American-style “cancel culture”?The director of Paris Opera, home also to France’s top ballet company, has been accused of political correctness “gone mad” for appearing to suggest he will no longer stage classical ballets that perpetuate racial stereotypes.“Some works will no doubt disappear from the repertoire,” Alexander Neef said in an interview with French newspaper Le Monde’s weekly magazine M about the recent push by black…

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