As far as the performance, woman are central to the dance. Men are almost invisible. The men are there to lift them up and adore them as they dance. The ladies get the beautiful expensive custom costumes. The men get black tights. Men are the handmaidens to make the woman look superior and in charge. Ballet is a woman’s sport and men get dragged to the show and must appear to be interested.
But that’s ok. It’s nice to see dancers and their feminine audience enjoy themselves. The business end of dance may be male dominated but the show is definitely all for women.