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Lesson in Gender, A

Synopsis
Considers the construction of femininity through dance. Looks at a class of 8-10-year-olds in their ballet class and discusses the pressure on girls to conform to a romantic notion of beauty. Interviews the ballet teacher and a new dancer, then extends this into an understanding of the feelings of rejection which are experienced by those who cannot or do not conform to this image. An animated sequence towards the end of the programme draws together some of the themes explored in the programme.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Year of production
1985
Subjects
Dance; Psychology; Women’s studies
Keywords
ballet; dance teaching; femininity; gender representation

Credits

Director
Jan Mathew
Writer
Kay Lynn

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£34.50
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
38 minutes
Year
2015

Sponsor

Name

Brighton Polytechnic, Chelsea School of Human Movement and Expressive Arts

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.
Name

University of Brighton Media Services

Notes
NB. This distributor is no longer active

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