In a different world, in a different universe, under different circumstances, ballet is the rebellious pastime of the rule-breaking youth and skateboarding is the respectable practice of a well-mannered, cultured aristocracy. Each recreation shares equal finesse, nuance, and potential for artistic expression. Each can have a soft touch or emotion vigor, be smooth and graceful or punchy and forceful. The difference is our historical expectations (highbrow artists vs. lowbrow rebels). What if their roles were reversed?
What preconceived notions do you have? How does society decide what “matters”? And is a male ballet dancer called a “ballerino”?