This Imperial Russian tale of an Indian temple dancer may be the most egregious collection of outdated orientalist caricatures in the entire ballet canon. But it remains popular, and many dancers love it themselves. In developing his new version of the work for Pennsylvania Ballet, Corella has engaged Final Bow for Yellowface co-founder Phil Chan and a Kathak specialist from Swarthmore College. – The Philadelphia Inquirer
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently met with studio execs on “how to counter [the] #Daesh narrative”. (Daesh = ISIS) The problem is that, for several generations, the way Hollywood has portrayed Muslims has played right into that narrative.