I’m not sure if this is the correct forum…?
I am interested in becoming a ballet dancer, but I do not know if it is wrong or not. I was reading some of this page: newadvent.org/fathers/34073.htm and dancing doesn’t seem like such a good thing. But isn’t dancing like Herodias’s daughter did a lot different than ballet?
Also, some ballets are sexual, would it be wrong to dance them if it is symbolic, not overt? There are ballets like Agon which appears to be about sex but does it have to be danced that way? If I ever became a dancer I would want to dance Robbin’s The Afternoon of a Faun because I love the Debussy music, but I always hear about this ballet being erotic. I don’t really see why it has to be that way.
I try to talk myself out of trying to become a dancer, but no matter how awful I try to make ballet seem, I still want to be a dancer. I tell myself that ballet is dumb and what is so great about dancing around and posing and wearing tutus and costumes? But I still feel like I should be a ballet dancer! I love music and complimenting the music with movement. Would it be possible that God is calling me to be a dancer?
I can’t seem to find much information about Catholicism and ballet. The only ballet dancer that I know of being Catholic is Suzanne Farrell. If anyone could give me any information on Catholicism and ballet, I would really appreciate it.