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In a new advertisement for Under Armour, Misty Copeland of the American Ballet Theater proves definitively that yes, ballet is a sport. The video was produced as part of Under Armour’s I WILL WHAT I WANT campaign to spotlight women’s athletic achievements.
honestly I’m disappointed in Misty. I get what she’s trying to say, but I’m so sick of people saying that dance is a sport when it’s not. It’s an art. Stop making it seem competitive when it shouldn’t be.
Why can’t it be both?
as a dancer i like to think about dance as both an art and a sport, calling it a sport doesnt take anything away from it or make it any less of an art in my opinion
of course it does.
the definition of a sport is “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment”. You want people to see dance as just another form of entertainment where people compete?
Sorry, but that is not what dance is, or what it’s supposed to be.
i think what’s trying to said here is that dance requires the same athleticism and dedication that any professional sport does, not necessarily that it is solely for the purpose of of competition and entertainment. in this respect, i think dance does qualify as both a sport AND an art.
it’s not a sport.
I gave you the definition of a sport; dance does not qualify under that definition. Athleticism and dedication? Obviously dancers need it.
but that doesn’t make it a sport whatsoever.
yes, we are athletes. I recognize that. But we aren’t playing a sport here.
Obviously if the king of France wanted ballet to be considered a sport he would be creating dance competitions instead of using it in the court.
Ballet is not a sport, and it never will be, and anyone who considers it to be a sport needs a reality check.
This is an ART. And it IS taking away from it by calling it a sport.
i love that you used the king of france as a reference YOU GO GIRL
also has under armour said that ‘we show that ballet is a sport’? Because i think only this website/newspaper/whatever said that. and they have no clue about dance or ballet, probably.
this video wants to show the athleticism, not that it’s a sport. that’s it.
I love this and I was a dancer and you compete against yourself every day. Dancing is a sport end of story
Yes. that’s true. Still, you don’t get a medal or a prize. In sports, you do. So ballet, although it is physically very demanding, is not a sport, in my opinion.
i think what nina’s trying to say (correct me if i’m wrong) is that regardless of the competition involved the point of ballet is not the competition but the aesthetic/expression?
Idk man i personally don’t have much of an opinion on this because it’s not a definition that’s v important to me
this post is absolutely a mess but I need to chime in—yes, dance takes astronomical amounts of athleticism and dedication, but the fight is not about being better than everyone else, it’s about finding the art and expression within yourself and therefore becoming spiritually in tune with what it means to be an artist. It’s about exploring what the meaning of life might be with how it feels to move and assuming alternate characters; basically what the meaning of life might be to someone else. Dance doesn’t need sport to explore that, in fact, you can cut that right out of any potential definition completely. Dance is very athletic, yes, but the core purpose of dance has absolutely nothing to do with anything of the sort. You can be in an empty room standing completely still fluttering only your fingers and this is still dance, but the same action could never be considered a sport. To call dance a sport, or anything like it, is a huge misunderstanding of what dance actually is.
- Pablo Neruda (via amarling)
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