Two female students from Germany, will be the first same-sex couples out of the total of 144 couples who will be dancing the waltz together for the traditional opera ball in Vienna.
It writes The Guardian.
the Application from the two German women Sophie Grau and Iris Klopfer, who are not lovers off the stage, is not about ideology, gender, or provocation.
Anyway, there are several who feel provoked by this change.
One of them, who does not believe that there need to be changed in the tradition, the 87-year-old rich Richard Lugner.
- If two women love each other, then it becomes accepted today, but they have nothing to do at the opening of the opera-ballet. Ballet's reputation must not be destroyed, says Richard Lugner.
But the criticism is women do not agree.
According to Sophie Grau and Iris Klopfer dancer they just good together, which also was proved by the rigorous panel of judges at the competition to be selected to dance at the ballet.
the Homecoming traditions dating back to the 19. century, where, at the time it was about the young people stepping into society, but also to find a spouse.
White ball gown with long silk gloves for women. Tuxedo with white shirt and bow tie for the men.
It is the strict dress code, which is required for a ballet in Vienna. Also for the two women to dance together in years.
But the dress code comes the pair not to comply. Here one will perform in the traditional male attire.
Otherwise it may destroy the aesthetic, when they must perform live in front of the 5150 and guests in the chamber and 2.5 million behind the screen.
Sophia Grau believe that it is also one of the reasons that the two women have been allowed to put up together.
- A couple who both would like to have the ball gown on, will probably get it harder, " says Sophie Grau.
despite the criticism facing the team, however, stuck by their decision to let the two women dancing together, 20 February.