Wolcott Meets Macaulay. . . and plugs BT, too!
Posted 05 October 2007 - 03:09 AM
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 05:05 PM
Iím sorry, bart, what were you saying..............?
Posted 10 October 2007 - 05:15 PM
Posted 13 August 2009 - 11:23 AM
Posted 13 August 2009 - 11:42 AM
Editing to add: I do defend this board's attitude to smaller companies. Most people agree with the view that MCB is dancing Balanchine with excellent results, just read the board's reviews when the company visited NYCB. Same as SFB, PNB, PA Ballet etc... susanger reported enthusiastically after attending Tulsa Ballet earlier this week.
Posted 13 August 2009 - 11:47 AM
Skipping to a particularly mean-spirited passage from the blog Haglund's Heel that Wolcott refers to, I fail to see the critical analysis practiced by Kourlas and Witchel in their respective publications as equivalent to "a lack of hospitality displayed when visitors from Less-than-liberal-land come to our city to present the art form that we love." The passages Haglund quotes are not at all vituperous! It's criticism, and a lot of it was actually very positive. As Haglund himself goes on to say (attacking Witchel's interrogating of some very questionable-sounding stereotypes)--virtually contradicting the tone of anti-elitism that that blog post strove to establish, btw--"Get over it. This is New York."
Posted 13 August 2009 - 11:52 AM
Wolcott linked to the original 'barb' with an enthusiastic endorsement and elected to use that quote, however. It is worth asking if the occasional link makes up for the occasional sneer, but I suppose it is best to return good for evil.
Posted 13 August 2009 - 12:51 PM
I know that blogs are like baby dragons that demand to be fed ever more frequently, but isn't it parochial and kind of provincial to imply that there's anything wrong with a US based ballet board that "celebrates all things Balanchine".
Posted 12 June 2010 - 05:25 PM
Watch out, dance board commenters, Wolcott's got his eye on you:
Posted 12 June 2010 - 05:39 PM
Is Wolcott channeling Sarah Kaufman nowadays?
Posted 12 June 2010 - 07:43 PM
could be directed back to him and his short career as a novelist. So such is life, what does it matter. His long standing obsession with Details magazine as a measure of not quite male-enoughness probably figures in this too. What does he care so much about any of this, Balanchine not being Jane Austen, the big white room of modernism, what is he protecting us all from?
Posted 12 June 2010 - 11:39 PM
He was quoting another blogger, bart, and it's not at all clear from the context that it was intended as a compliment by either party, although of course one tries to think good thoughts. Going by what Wolcott wrote this time around, Kaufman might be one of those wielding the nun's ruler at choreographers who are too derivative, but then again he might enlist her in his crusade. I agree with Quiggin about his, uh, tone.
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