Manon: The ballet with feminism talking points - The Globe and Mail

November 7, 2014

French ballerina Sylvie Guillem – one of the most influential dancers of the past 30 years – has a page on her website where the names of her favourite ballets form a block of unbroken text. When you move your cursor over each title, the synopsis of the ballet appears in a box on the right. That is, the synopsis according to Guillem. Giselle: She dies. Carmen: She dies. Marguerite and Armand: She dies. Sissi: She dies. Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien: She dies. The Sleeping Beauty: She sleeps. Les Sylphides: She’s already dead...

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