The nineties also saw the birth of a communication revolution that would move society towards a new global village. Globalization was on everyone’s mind, and with it, hotly debated topics such as race, sexuality and multiculturalism. In addressing these issues, many artists of the day chose to reject the limitations of their parents generation, instead choosing to draw inspiration from a multitude of styles and techniques. Artistic categories began to blur, high culture blended with low, and in the confluence, a new cultural vision began to emerge. Ed Wubbe’s Kathleen for Scapino Ballet was certainly a signpost of the time. Set to music by British band Godflesh, the choreography was a radical departure from the company’s previous image. In front of a graffiti tagged wall, the dancers cut through the space with sharp, angular movements, abandoning their ballet shoes for black leather boots. Street and pop culture infiltrated the virtuosic choreography, which referenced disparate cultural sources such as West-Side Story and Le Sacre du Printemps. Its effect was undeniable. Kathleen was a success and Scapino was reborn in the image of Generation X.