Sunday Morning Balanchine Tribute
Posted 14 September 2003 - 06:38 AM
Posted 14 September 2003 - 06:46 AM
Posted 14 September 2003 - 07:03 AM
I am sure there are many more tributes planned as the year 2004 unfolds, on the little screen and in the theatre. I know NYCB was just fiming something in Copenhagen. Perhaps we are in for a treat! :grinning:
Posted 14 September 2003 - 07:12 AM
Posted 14 September 2003 - 07:20 AM
Posted 15 September 2003 - 05:56 AM
I well recall the Larry King interview (Feb. 2002) with Baryshnikov when the latter could not seem to make his interviewer understand why he still regularly took class. King was clearly perplexed -- "I mean, you already know how to dance ...." I'm paraphrasing, of course, but that was the gist of it, and one certainly had to wish that King had done a little more homework in this regard. Would certainly like to see the same interview with someone like James Lipton (now THERE would be a great guest reporter for the Balanchine piece).
Posted 15 September 2003 - 02:09 PM
It even has happened in print media. When John Martin retired from the NY Times, they slipped a music critic, Allen Hughes, over one desk to cover dance. Boy, was he indignant! His reviews got better as time passed, and just when it seemed that he was getting it, they replaced him with Clive Barnes.
Sad to say, ballet is just not well-served by most mass media. We had a local dance critic who was locked into the New Dance Group of the 1930s ("Rewolt!") and announced publicly that she thought ballet a dead thing. She then knackered every classical performance that she saw and her "reviews" of modern works rhapsodized over the "trueness" of the form, and simply gave descriptions of stage action. Bleah!
Posted 16 September 2003 - 06:48 AM
Actually, it may not be possible to contribute reviews or critiques to papers that already have someone in place to do so, but a good (well written, interesting) feature is always welcome. I encourage my colleagues to take a stab at it now and then.
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