Would a BAD REVIEW drive you away?
Posted 13 February 2004 - 10:47 AM
Posted 15 February 2004 - 08:28 AM
Alexandra, don't worry ! Thanks to Rosas, Les Ballets C.de la B., Ultima Vez and unfortunately so many others !... Belgian balletomanes has developed an extra sense to avoid these 'events'.
To answer the question : a good or a bad review never stops me from going to see a performance.
Posted 15 February 2004 - 09:29 AM
I enjoy reading Ismene Brown, although often more for her style than content. The Telegraph gives her and other critics enough space to actually review a performance.
And I learned a new word! "Eurocrash" which has not yet penetrated to the frozen wilderness of the upper midwest.
Since ballet is generally absent from the culture calendar in Motown, it would take a very bad review to, in itself, keep my away from a performance. Additionally, companies like Ultima Vez would not make it to Detroit, where the Les Ballet de Monte Carlo is considered edgy.
Posted 15 February 2004 - 01:48 PM
Posted 15 February 2004 - 02:00 PM
Posted 15 February 2004 - 02:05 PM
Posted 16 February 2004 - 02:07 AM
Posted 16 February 2004 - 03:41 AM
Posted 17 February 2004 - 08:57 AM
Actually No: that's the point I'm trying to make. Sadlers Wells sends me advance publicity about all forthcoming events and the brochure about "Blush" made no mention of frogs in blenders, chainsaws etc. True, there was reference to some erotic content and there was a picture of an apparently naked couple photographed from the waist up in a rather chaste embrace. All appearing far removed from the horrors detailed in Ismene Brown's review.
C'mon you know what you're getting. Rave or bad review, you just don't bother - It's a different planet, period.
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