31 Mar '16 04:22>
Originally posted by Duchess64It depends on which production they're doing and what her roll in it is.
Stephanie Kurlow, an Australian girl (age 14), has received a scholarship
to help her realize her dream of becoming a professional ballerina.
In 2010 her parents (Australian father, Russian mother) converted to Islam
and their children followed suit. That's when Stephanie stopped dancing.
But she eventually found a way to make her love of dancing comp ...[text shortened]... perform in hijab?
Should Stephanie Kurlow be encouraged or discouraged from pursuing her dream?
Inherently there's nothing wrong with wearing whatever.
However, the dancer is second to the goal of the show.
If the girl was playing one of 6 white swans set against, say, an ugly duckling, then you can't have her dressed differently, because that would confuse the audience. If she was playing the ugly duckling to 6 swans, then she could (because that roll would call for standing out).
It's a crappy example, but it's bloody early.