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I want to just be plain old angry with him, but I have to admit that Alastair Macaulay has some valid points. Don’t get me wrong, I still adore Ms. Ringer and her dancing. However, I started to think about how dance is written about.  Candice and I had a very interesting conversation about this last night, after attending the Career Transitions for Dancers Holiday Party. Dance is such an odd profession. I think that as dancers, we need to take more responsibility in elevating the artform to an intellectual level. I don’t entirely agree with Mr. Macaulay, but I kind of commend him for defending himself.

Thoughts?

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/04/arts/dance/04ballet.html?_r=3

Written by Stephanie Wolf

Stephanie Wolf

An Atlanta native, Stephanie Wolf has performed professionally with the Minnesota Ballet, James Sewell Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, and Wonderbound (formerly Ballet Nouveau Colorado). She has a BA in Liberal Studies from St. Mary’s College of California. Her writing has been published in national and regional media outlets, including Dance Informa, Indianapolis Star, and the Twin Cities Daily Planet. Currently, Stephanie lives in Denver, where she is a public radio producer and reporter. She loves bluegrass, cooking, Netflix, and owls.