Ballet Can’t Quit Its Cult Of Thinness

YourBody2-290x300Dance Magazine reports: ‘Dancers interviewed on the condition of anonymity confide that weight gain can get them fired while thinness can help them advance. Even though the field has made progress, and has become more aware of the health risks of dieting, directors having ‘fat chats’ to tell dancers to slim down remains routine.” Says one corps member, “In shape for us is being hungry. Eat nothing and see how far you can go.”’

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