Accommodating obese people
Then there is the cliche of the overweight soul who dearly longs to be a ballet dancer but can never pursue this goal because, hey, fat people can’t be ballet dancers, everybody knows that.But this inviolable rule is also giving way to demographics and an increasing tendency to accept and adapt to a heavier generation of humans.And as such the typical family car (in the UK) has grown a foot in width over the last five decades.
I mean, you look at people who sue fast food companies because they claim that the food made them fat. Did they never learn how to take responsibility for themselves?Based on early sales, and expressions of interest from a growing number of countries, the folks at Ruth Lee have struck an international product need that could be pure gold.The obese victim represents, pardon the phrase, a growing market.In short, there are now troupes of fat ballet dancers. Another is the Danza Voluminosa troupe in Cuba, which was founded 10 years ago by 300-pound dancer/choreographer Juan Miguel Mas and has achieved a stereotype-shattering level of popularity and respect thanks to dancers such as 286-pound prima ballerina Mailin Daza.The Danza troupe’s strategy has been to lure audiences in with humor — parodies of “Swan Lake” and comical takes on classical dance styles — and then stun and impress them with serious dances that neither celebrate nor moralize about gross overweight, but confront the basic realities of the condition, such as anti-fat prejudice, the gluttony trap, and the psychological costs of obesity. Mas told the New York Times, “We are against obesity.