Hello everyone and happy Friday!
My friends and I are gearing up for a dear friend’s wedding this weekend, so today’s post will be short and sweet. I’m sure many of you, dancers and non-dancers alike, have come across the controversy surrounding the recent Free People ballet-inspired ad campaign. Dancers are, to put it mildly, outraged. We claim that it’s entirely obvious that the model in the video hasn’t had much dance training at all. In my humble opinion, because ballet is not considered an “accessible” art form, it’s more than likely that whomever was appointed to cast this commercial, had absolutely no idea what they were looking for. They have since re-launched their ad campaign featuring classically trained ballet dancers. Since then, I’ve come across another ad, this time by Levi’s, also with classically trained dancers. But you tell me ladies and gentlemen, can you spot the difference?
Have a good weekend,