All these years I’ve been shouting ‘Bravo!’ for both ballerina and ballerino. According to the NBoC’s website
‘Bravo!’ is for males and ‘Brava!’ for females. ‘Bravo!’ sounds better with the ‘o’ and I think it would carry farther sound wise. To tell you the truth I’ve never heard a ‘Brava!’ Can anyone elaborate on this very important topic?
Show Your Appreciation
Applauding is an excellent way to show appreciation. Feel free to laugh when something funny happens on stage. If the performance is especially powerful, during curtain call when dancers and conductors take their bows, shouts of “Bravo” (for men) and “Brava” (for women) and/or a standing ovation is an excellent way to show performers the audience is especially impressed.